Yes, it’s just as delicious as everyone says it is…and it smells even more amazing!
While the kids are busy joining all those summer reading programs, I decided it was time to do a little reading of my own.
I have this habit of buying books but never actually reading them. But then I keep buying more books. And so the cycle continues.
I chose ten books from my bookshelf that I’d really like to read this summer but let’s be honest, this list will take me well into next summer. Because getting through ten books by the end of this summer is waaaay overambitious for me.
In no particular order…
1. The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller
I’m doing the P31 Online Bible Study (it’s free if you want to join) and this is the book we’re going through. I just got it in the mail this week so I’m already behind. I need to get through chapters one and two this week if I want to keep up with the other ladies!
2. The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot
I found two copies of this book sitting on my bookshelf. That’s how badly I want to read this one – I apparently bought it twice. Plus, my dear friend, who just moved way way waaaay too far away last month (I miss you Hannah!), told me it was really good. So I’m very motivated to get this one read soon.
3. Aggressive Girls, Clueless Boys by Dennis Rainey
When I was 11 or 12 I was too busy keeping my two pairs of color coordinated socks cutely scrunched above my white Keds shoes to take notice of any boys. Apparently the girls of today are much more advanced. I want to read this for my son but honestly, it’s more for me, since I’m quite clueless myself.
4. A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman
My dear sweet Mom got this book for me for Christmas last year, at my request, and although I’ve started it, I haven’t finished it yet. Story of my life.
5. Ms. Understood by Jen Hatmaker
I originally bought this book for someone else but then decided to give that person a “safe” gift like candles instead.
6. Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma
I know I’m somehow contributing to this attitude of entitlement that my kids seem to be picking up, but I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Definitely need to put this book at the top of my list.
7. House of Mercy Erin Healy
I threw this book in to add a little fiction to my serious “get all the wrinkles of life straightened out” kind of mindset. There’s nothing better than a fast paced thriller.
8. Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
I bought this book back when my son was just a couple years old. Now that I have a daughter I really want to get this one read.
9. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
I’ve loaned this book out, been told it’s fabulous, but I still have not read this.
10. Listen to Your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson
I just bought this book. I’ve been looking for it for years! I’m thrilled that I own it now. I borrowed it from the library years ago and it made a big impression on me. Now I can take my time going through this book, making notes.
So what’s on your summer reading list?