Summer time reading is such a pleasure. There’s something about putting your feet up and relaxing with a good book. I hope you’re taking time and indulging yourself with reading this summer. My son snapped this picture of me immersed in a book on a recent camping trip to Frog Lake, on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Since one of our fishing poles wasn’t working, I had no choice but to sit and read while my fishing pole was being used.
Summer Reading List
Below is my summer reading list. All of the books have come from our local library. Getting books from your library is very stylishly frugal. Many bookstores also sell used books. Our local bookstore, Powell’s, has lots of used book choices and you can even purchase them used on-line. My other favorite local bookstore is The Title Wave, which sells used library books.
[amazon_image id=”0060755806″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Faith[/amazon_image] by Jennifer Haigh. If you’re a practicing Catholic like me, this book will give you a glimpse into a different type of priestly abuse. Worth reading and a real page-turner.
[amazon_image id=”0979439116″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Radical Homemakers[/amazon_image] by Shannon Hayes. It’s clear from reading this book there are other women and men who are re-thinking the fast-paced, harried life most Americans are willing to accept as standard. I think of myself as a “Radical Homemaker, with lipstick.”
[amazon_image id=”084991910X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Same Kind of Different as Me[/amazon_image] by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It’s always amazing how chance encounters can become so pivotal in our lives. A sad but true story.
I’ve also recently enjoyed all the books by Stieg Larsson [amazon_image id=”0307594777″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest[/amazon_image] These books are action packed. This girl really gets herself into trouble!
Currently reading [amazon_image id=”0307387305″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ] The Genius in All of Us[/amazon_image] by David Shenk. I’ve already written out a line from this book and taped it to our front door. This non-fiction book is packed with ideas that go against what we all assume to be true. One concept that really spoke to me is that practicing makes more of a difference in life than innate ability. The quote, “talent is not a thing: it’s a process,” is written out and posted by our door. I’ll probably move it to the piano soon since that’s where lots of practicing takes place in our home.
And, don’t forget, summer time reading is best spent in a chair or hammock that you can fall asleep in. Happy reading!
What’s on your reading list? Reading any good books you just can’t put down?
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