For as long as I can remember, summer has always been associated with reading. When I was a little kid, my siblings and I would all do the summer reading program at our local library–and sometimes we would even try to race each other as to who would finish the quickest. The librarian must have thought that we were some of the most well-read children with how competitive we would be, haha! (What the library didn’t know, though, was that sometimes we read a bunch of kids board books and books that were honestly too easy for us to read–oopsies)
This summer, there are a few books that I really want to read and, like always, I’m going to try my best to have these read by the end of summer.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
This novel is set in London during 1939–1942. It was inspired by the letters written between the author’s grandparents during World War II. This novel focuses around the stories of three characters and it is written “with dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion…a powerful portrait of war’s effects on those who fight and those left behind” (People, Book of the Week).
Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup
After going through the home-buying process, this book is especially appealing to me! I’m excited to learn more about life, organizing, finances, etc., from a Biblical perspective.
Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good For You and Avoid Those That Aren’t By Henry Cloud and John Townsend
I heard about this book a couple of years ago and really wanted to read it. Based on the title, I think that this is a really important lesson to learn when it comes to relationships in your personal life, social life, and work life. This book will help to identify those who aren’t relationally trustworthy and also those who are relationally safe.
At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider
This book seems to be right up my alley. A book about adventure, traveling, and making it meaningful? Yes please!!
What are you reading this summer? Do you have any recommendations for my fall reading list?
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I definitely have a recommendation. This summer I am looking for the best old classics to read, so I read “The Count of Monte Cristo” (Alexandre Dumas) cover to cover–and I mean the 1,179 page unabridged version! I was completely flattened, so to speak. It is a mystery/adventure set in the 1800s centering on a young man’s quest to take vengeance on his enemies, disguised as a rich lord doing good for those he meets. But it ends much differently than I expected; rather, much better than I hoped. All other books will seem like nonsensical fairytales after this!
So good! Thank you ❤️