Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Reading Plans

Our son just arrived from the U.S., bringing me a handful of new books:

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (a devotional classic that I often give as a gift)
Radical Hospitality by Homan and Pratt
Mrs. Mike by Freedman
Doctor Thorne by Trollope (Although this is free for Kindle, I'm collecting this particular series in hardback.)
The One Year Chronological Bible NIV (I was happy to get this "free" via PaperBackSwap.)
A Cup of Tey - cozy mysteries by the wonderful Josephine Tey
On the Shoulders of Hobbits by Louis Markos

As the school year ends, I look forward to long, lazy afternoons on the couch with a good book. For starters I'll be dipping into these books - especially the Josephine Tey mysteries. I'm also due for a re-read of several Goudge titles.

Two other lists of interest: Al Mohler's summer reading includes non-fiction that sounds as enthralling as most novels. Edie at LifeinGrace has a list of 25 books everyone should read. (The list is at the end of the post.)

What are some titles/authors you hope to read this summer?


Becky said...

I love, love, love Josephine Tey's Daughter of Time! I'm reading (and in some cases rereading) a lot of Tey this year. Enjoy your books!

Beckie B. said...

I love Mrs. Mike. I first read it when I was in junior high school. I must have read it 5 times! I reread it as an adult when I introduced it to a high school girls' reading club. The girls were unimpressed, but it was just as I had remembered. Enjoy all your new books.