Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Summer {Reading} List

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on a little reading.  It hasn't always been easy to find that time, but somehow I seem to squeeze it in.  At the beginning of each summer, I compile a list of the books I would like to finish before the new school year begins.  I've NEVER made it through an entire list, but I love to try. 

Awhile back, I began to keep a journal of those books that I was interested in reading.  Anytime I came across an intriguing title, I'd write it down.  When I finished that book, I would make a few comments and then check it off my list.  I'm a list fiend and this process just totally works for me. Read this post for ideas about keeping a reading journal.

So back to my summer reading list. I don't have my complete list yet, but here is my plan so far:

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (I'm already halfway through this and have a hard time putting it down.)
  • The Mitford Series by Jan Karon (I've started it before but have not finished.)
  • Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (this time from cover to cover)
This list I think I can actually finish.  Does anyone out there have any favorite summer reading books?  Any suggestions?


  1. Men are like Waffles and Women are like Spaghetti was quite funny. I am reading Humor for a woman's heart. The short story method of writing is kinda choppy, but keeps it changing. It is quite funny. After that book, I am hoping to actually finish Macbeth. I started earlier this year and have not finished it. (read it before, but I am a finisher!) Order in the Court is another book I am about to finish. I started a book while my sister was here, and she left with the book. I have to get. I don't remember the name but it was a good book. The Old Man and the Sea is a other one I want to read. So there is my list so far! Happy reading!

  2. Great list, Michelle! Chris can hopefully tell you a thing or two about Macbeth : ) I've heard of Men are like Waffles and Women are like Spaghetti. I'd like to add that to my journal. Thanks for the great ideas. BTW, praying for you!!!!

  3. OOOh I have tried to read The count of monte cristo a few times and I always fall asleep... you have inspired me to try again, and if anything I will be well rested :)


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