We read all year and yet the books we select each summer have something special about them… We plan the season – at least I do – with a little more intentionality. And I think I’m not the only one. I have had such fun this past month online looking at Summer Reading Lists, What to Read this Summer, What to Take to the Beach – wonderful lists that bring new books to mind and confirm that we take a mental step back, even if our days are just as packed.
This summer, I am mixing fiction, non-fiction, classics and theology and hoping to come out the other end having stretched in some way.
The Light Princess – George MacDonald was a favorite of C.S. Lewis. And Lewis is a favorite of mine, so I’m reading a couple MacDonalds this summer to get a feel for what he brought to Lewis’s thinking and writing.
Where Hope Begins – Cathy West’s writing is insightful and poignant and I can’t wait to read her latest offering.
On Writing – Stephen King’s novels are terrifying, but his book on writing is proving to be a must-read. I expected nothing less than brilliance and it delivers.
The Disease Delusion – My daughter and I suffer from auto-immunes and I am trying to get a better handle on the causes and what we can do to feel better, for life.
Confessions – For years, I have heard that I must read this. And so I begin… If I get through this one alone, I’ll consider Summer Reading a success!
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – I had no idea this happened in American history. I am only pages in and completely fascinated. Great writing.
Dear Fahrenheit 451 – Doesn’t it look delightful? And letters to favorite books? Yes, please!
There is my list. What are you reading this summer?
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