I'm afraid that my stack of books for this summer is a bit ambitious but I'm going to give it my best shot!
Here they are:
- Just RISE UP! by Sarah Francis Martin: this is the book I'm going through with my church ladies for our summer Bible study. I'm loving it! Inspiring and challenging!
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel: I actually just finished this one this week. It was such a good book ...and then the twist at the end really got me. I have continued to think about it all week after finishing it. Now I want to watch the movie.
- Murder at the Manor by Agatha Christie: this is actually 3-books-in-1: The Seven Dials Mystery, Crooked House, and Ordeal By Innocence. I'm currently reading The Seven Dials Mystery and thoroughly enjoying it. Christie is one of my very fave mystery writers!
- Miss Marple, The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie: can't wait to read these! Her short stories are always wonderful--perfect for wrapping one up at night before going to sleep:)
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I've heard such good things about this book, really looking forward to it.
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien: I can't believe I've never read these yet, but this summer that will change! I adore The Hobbit and I've seen all the movies (not that they follow the books...) so I'm excited to read the trilogy.
- The King's General by Daphne DuMaurier: her book Rebecca is one of my all-time favorite books so I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
- The House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier: a time-travel story, should be interesting
- The Glass Blowers by Daphne DuMaurier: another DuMaurier read that I know nothing about.
- Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto: this has been on my Amazon wish list for a while now and I finally decided to order it.
- How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig: I've read the intro on this and am already loving it so much. Can't wait to dig in!
- Soul Friends by Dr. Leslie Parrott: recommended to me by a trusted friend.
- Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson: I've skimmed this one and I always love her books, so I can't wait to go back and dig in deeper with this one.
...and there you have it! A challenging but exciting stack to read one (or two) at a time (I often am reading one fiction and one non-fiction at the same time--am I the only one?).
What are you reading this summer? I'd love to know!