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?