As summer is quickly approaching, I am compiling a stack of books to keep me company at the pool, park, beach, Starbucks, airplane, etc. I love to read, but find myself shelving much anticipated reading projects as motherhood, wifehood and ministry pull at me like tug-of-war. I’m not complaining (hear me out). I love (almost) every dimension of this busy life, however, I miss sitting down, uninterrupted, to read anything I want.
Yesterday afternoon I got a jump-start on my summer reading. A few weeks ago a friend of mine gave me the book, “You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes”, written by Lisa McKay. I added it to my pile of summer “must-reads”, and turned my focus back to this crazy life I’ve been living. I have to confess, seeing the book leaning against another lonely book on my shelf, curiosity got the best of me. I took it down, opened it up and couldn’t pull my eyes away until I heard Joel walk in the door at 6pm. (Jackson and Brooklyn played quietly and peacefully the entire afternoon…I know…it was nothing short of a miracle, and, what I can only believe to be confirmation that I was supposed to read this book.)
In any case, with only a few chapters left, I have successfully knocked out one book on my summer reading list. At this pace, I fear I may have nothing left to read by the time June 18th rolls around!
With summer reading on my mind, I thought I would share with you my list (you may find some inspiration and add a few to your own). Here we go…starting summer off with a splash…
Amy’s Summer Reads (thus far…)
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes, by Lisa McKay
How People Grow, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Anonymous, by Alicia Britt Chole
Becoming A True Spiritual Community, by Lawrence J. Crabb
Love and Logic Magic: When Kids Leave You Speechless, by Jim Fay & Charles Fay
As you can see…it’s a little weak. That’s where you come in! Instead of me dishing out free advice today, it is your turn to advise me! Send me your book recommendations (fiction and non-fiction alike). I could really use some inspiration. And since we’re on the subject of good reads, I thought, in turn, I would help jump start one of your own reading lists. By leaving a comment, you will enter yourself in the “All I Need Is Jesus, And A Good Pair of Jeans“, by Susanna Foth Aughtmon, give-away. This was on my summer reading list last year, and I polished it off in one day. (You may recall a recent review I wrote on her second book, “My Bangs Look Good And Other Lies I Tell Myself”.) Instructions for this give-away are as follows:
Leave a comment with a good book recommendation.
Winner will be randomly chosen and announced in next week’s Friday’s Free Advice (only those living in the continental U.S. eligible to win).
It’s as simple as that, my friends! Let’s go summer!