Long summer days like these always remind me of happy childhood memories of getting a big pile of books from the library and making my way through them. I was an avid reader as a child, so the endless hours of free time in the summer were a perfect opportunity to spend days on end doing what I loved. My poor mother was desperate to get me outside, and sometimes had to make me go play outdoors. Even then, though, I’d often grab a book, climb my favorite tree, and simply read from a new perch.
I love summer reading.
I also know that I’m not going to have a lot of free time in the fall, with an active toddler AND a new baby both vying for my attention. So I’m trying to get my fill of good books in before I enter that new season of life.
When I used to blog (many moons ago) on Xanga, one of my favorite things about the format was a feature where I could share what I was reading or listening to at the beginning of each post. I strove to always make sure it was a different book or album than I’d posted the time before. I wish this blog had that feature.
Since it doesn’t, I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve been reading lately. I have a pretty eclectic taste in books, so whatever kind of reading you’re up to this summer, I hope I can recommend something you’ll enjoy:
And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado
Jim and Casper Go to Church by Jim ?
Don’t Panic, More Dinner’s In the Freezer, by Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell, & Bonnie Garcia
From Hope to Higher Ground by Mike Huckabee
Putting Up: A Year-Round Guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition by Stephen Dowdney
Decision Points by George W. Bush