Summer Reading List

I get most of my reading done during the summer months. It’s an introvert’s favorite thing to do at the pool!

Here’s what I’ve finished reading and am currently working on this summer:

*On Writing- A Memoir Of The Craft , by Stephen King.  I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ll never write a book in King’s genre, but it’s still fascinating to read about his writing life.

*Hillbilly Ellegy, by JD Vance. I can’t say enough about how interesting this book is. This is a book about a culture that largely shaped this past (and current) political season.

*A Family Shaped By Grace, by Gary Morland. This one made me mad and it gave me hope. Mad because I can only control myself. Hopeful, because I can control myself 🙂

*The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, The Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption, by Barbara Raymond. Whoa! This one was a hard read. It wasn’t technically hard to follow, but it was hard to take an honest look at some of the dark side of adoption. If you care about the ethics of adoption, you need to read this.

*All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. I wanted to like this one more. It was a big commitment because it’s a big book and I love WWII fiction. It just didn’t end the way I hoped. I still recommend it because it’s written well and the story is compelling. I should have been prepared for a less shiny bow. Prepare yourself to be a little confused for a bit as it jumps between character perspectives and timelines.

*Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon. I read this one in 20 minutes. It’s short and full of tips that will make you think and inspire you to start creating something.

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Currently reading:

(I need another fiction book to add to this list!)

Proven:Where Christ’s Abundance Meets Our Great Need, by Jennie Allen. This is the Bible study I’m currently going through and I’m in week 2 of this 8 week study.

Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell. No one can teach you interesting things about society quite like Gladwell. I’m enjoying this!

What are you reading?

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