Summer 2014 ReadingFriday, June 20, 2014
I told myself that I couldn't pick up turn-my-brain-off-get-lost-in-another-world books until I got through some of the books on my nonfiction book list. You see, it's harder for me to read nonfiction - it takes more concentration for me, and somedays, at the end of the day, I just don't have energy to really absorb the good thoughts tucked in those books, so they sit on my shelf for days and weeks and months.
I also told myself it was silly to finally get a library card when we had less than 3 months here. But then two weekends ago, Eliana and I found ourselves at the Public Library, filling out for a card, and checking out a whole bag of books.
The books that I checked out, I finished in a week. I guess I was a little more than ready to turn-my-brain-off and get lost in another world. I think I forgot how much I love to read. To have a book in my hand, turning pages, getting to know characters, losing myself in a story. This past week has been a great reminder to myself of my love for reading, for books, for stories. And now, I can't wait to get to the library to pick up more.
I am almost done with A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (and highly recommend it!).
Next up on my list are: The Beauty of Broken, Attachments, The Language of Flowers, What Alice Forgot, and I Capture the Castle.
Also on my summer reading list are: The Fault in Our Stars, The Secret Keeper, Sarah's Key, Eleanor & Park, Hands-Free Mama, The Selection, and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.
What have you been reading lately? Anything recommended that I can add to my list?