15 June 2015

My Personal {2015} Summer Reading List

So last week I shared my kiddos' summer reading plan but today I thought I'd share my own summer reading goals with you.

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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.  
  3. 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!
  4. 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:)
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I've heard such good things about this book, really looking forward to it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier: a time-travel story, should be interesting
  9. The Glass Blowers by Daphne DuMaurier: another DuMaurier read that I know nothing about.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Soul Friends by Dr. Leslie Parrott: recommended to me by a trusted friend.
  13. 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!


Nicole T said...

The Book Thief is so good. I loved it, and the movie.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Nicole T~

I've heard that the movie was good, too! I'll probably check that out once I've finished the book :)