It seems that everyone is doing a Summer reading post. I thought it would be nice to jump on the bandwagon. Then I remembered that I don’t particularly like to set up lofty goals and then come up short. And I will come up short. I especially don’t like to do this for all of the internets to see. However, I happen to see that Hoover Public Library had a Summer Reading Program for Adults, much like their kids’ program, which my children adore.
Well, nothing motivates me like prizes.
Mama likey a gold star.
So, I have pulled some books that I’ve been collecting (and some newly acquired) and
took a picture of them for you made my Summer reading list.
A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller (I’m actually reading this now. Good stuff, but I’m extremely slow with nonfiction.)
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian (This is a ghost story, which is a big no-no for this scaredy cat. But his book, Midwives, is in my top 5 all-time favorites.)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I’m the last person to jump on this phenomenon. It will probably give way to reading the other books in the trilogy. We’ll see.)
Modern Parents, Vintage Values by Melissa Trevathan & Sissy Goff (I bought this after hearing these ladies speak at dotMOM last year. I cannot tell you how beneficial their presentation was. But again me and non-fiction: oil and water. Slow, slow oil and water.)
Erasing Hell by Francis Chan (My affection for Francis is probably unhealthy. Non-fiction aversion aside, I’d read the phone book if he wrote it.)
Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman (Lots of positive buzz plus a Lifeway $5 sale equals win.)
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (I asked for and received this for Christmas. But, y’all, I’m just scared of this one.)
Seven by Jen Hatmaker (Again, scared. Agonizingly frightened, if I’m being honest.)
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson (I love a Southern writer and Joshilyn Jackson is one of my favorites. But, again, ghost story. **Shiver**)
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (Can’t read her fourth novel until I’ve braved her third.)
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim & Kathy Keller (Tim Keller has a way with words that has led me to understand Gospel truths that have evaded me for my entire life. I can’t wait to see what he and his wife have to say about marriage.)
This list isn’t going to get me far past the tote bag prize. So, I’m going to need some suggestions. What must-read am I missing? Any of my list pique your interest?