Summer reading


I just love a good book and our family has a book budget that is continually being used to the max! However (quite sadly), with all of the site problems and transfers I've had to focus on in the past few months, reading has mostly gone by the wayside.

So how excited was I to grab this stack of books from the library last night (well, the top four I own and was already working my way through)! I finally feel as though things are calming down and there's time to read again, and I am just thrilled to no end! It was all I could do to go to bed at a normal hour last night and not stay up till all hours of the night reading!

What's on your reading list this summer?

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  1. My summer reading list is a bit heavy, I’ve realized, but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless! This is in the stack I have at home right now . . .

    “Prayer, the Great Conversation” by Peter Kreeft
    “The Philosophy of Jesus” by Peter Kreeft (for later this summer – it is on hold at the library)
    “St. Francis of Assisi,” “The Everlasting Man,” and “St. Thomas Aquinas” by G.K. Chesterton
    “Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace” by Scott Hahn
    “Jesus” by Pope Benedict
    “The Heart of Motherhood” by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, and, my only fiction piece,
    “In the Garden of North American Martyrs” by Tobias Wolff (a series of short stories)

    plus repeated readings of “The Grouchy Ladybug,” “The Hungry Caterpillar,” “Cars and Trucks from A to Z” and “Goodnight Moon!”

    Happy Reading!


    PS – I used to read chick lit during the summer as I basked in the sun, (keeping the Tolstoy for wintertime!) what happened? 🙂

  2. I’m working my way through the Anne of Green Gables series again, I’m into Windy Poplars, now.
    I’m also trying to read a couple of John Holt books. Another book is on Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as a book on family virtues. But, the majority of my library list this summer are cookbooks- I’m in a rut.

  3. I know what you mean about the temptation to stay up all night long reading! As a kid, I would hide with a flashlight under my covers to read for hours. My parents weren’t too happy, since I would be groggy and grumpy during the day. 😉

    I just finished Madame Bovary (Flaubert) and am working my way through Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) and Neurosis and Human Growth (Karen Horney). Next up: Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev), The Stranger (Camus), East of Eden (Steinbeck), Oh Pioneers! (Willa Cather), Wings of the Dove (Henry James), and The Human Stain (Philip Roth). I’m so excited! I just can’t get enough of good literature.

  4. I also love to read. I find it hard to find decent fiction though. I recently went through all my Little House books and Anne of Green Gables and Janette Oke books again. I also like to read information books. This summer I am hoping to read through a few finance books- “Frugal Families” and “miserly moms” by Joni McCoy which I have read before but want to take some notes on, a bunch of natural birth type books (still haven’t decided exactly which ones, one of them is the Dr. Sears “Birth Book” though.) And also some veggie gardening books. I have a bunch I got for next to nothing at book sales I still haven’t read. So that’s what I am into right now- childbirth, finances and veggie gardening! I think, realistically, it will be more like my summer/fall list. 🙂

  5. I love to read. I have some of the same books that you do. I just got a Thomas Jefferson Education and have thought about reading the books I have by Gene Edwards again. My youngest just learned to read so the countless readings of Dr. Suess and Hungry Catapillar are slowing down. I will always treasure those days. Of course with blueberry season you have to read “Lil Sal”

  6. I just picked up a bunch at the library as well! I’ve got:
    Super Natural Cooking
    Nourishing Traditions
    The Green Kitchen Handbook
    Organic Housekeeping
    What the bible says about Healthy Living (good book! goes more in depth into a couple subjects than the Maker’s diet did. glad I read both)

    and some b-day gifts from my mom:
    1001 uses for vinegar
    The Vaccine Book
    The busy persons guide to food preservation

    Now if only I could find some time to sit down and read!!

  7. Wow!!! There’s so much I want to read.

    End of the Spear
    The Shack
    Shepherding a Child’s heart
    The Bretheren
    The Sacred Romance

  8. We just found a wonderful library, so my reading list is quickly growing longer than my arm. We’re working on the book list from the back of “The Daring Book for Girls.”

  9. Families Where Grace is In Place
    When Life and Beliefs Collide
    The Trinity and Subordinationism
    Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
    Discovering Biblical Equality
    Respectable Sins
    Becoming Jane Austen
    The King James Only Controversy

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