One of the greatest things about being out of school is having time to read again for pleasure. Even though it’s been a few years since I’ve been out of school, I still get excited when I have a new book to read–because it means that I can just go ahead and read it! I have a few books that I want to get through this summer and wanted to share them with you as well. If you have any summer reading plans, I’d love to know about those too! I’m only making the goal of reading a few instead of several, and then maybe I’ll actually be able to get through them.
Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick
It is so easy, sometimes, for me to get lost in my own thoughts, fears, the thoughts and opinions of others, and end up forgetting Whose voice I really need to be hearing and relying on. I’ve read really good reviews about this book and I’m excited to read it.
Until We Meet Again by Michael Korenblit and Kathleen Janger
Next month I am going to Washington DC again and will have some time to visit the Holocaust Museum, which I have always wanted to see. I found this book at a local used book store and wanted to read it in preparation for going. I know that this book, or the visit to the museum for that matter, will not be lighthearted but I am always fascinated by stories of the survival and resiliency of others who have lived before us.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
I also found this book at the same used book store and I have been wanting to read this for months because I have heard it recommended by so many people. This book is about a young Irish orphan girl who is taken to work at a plantation in Virginia, raised to work and live as family with black slaves, and then her struggle to know her true place in society as she grows older. I’m really looking forward to reading this book!
Happy summer reading!