Truth be told, I did not read nearly as much as I wanted to this summer. My stack is short even though I have 2 or 3 books going at once. Lately, every time I stop to read, I fall asleep.
Oddly enough, now that fall is here, I’m actually reading a bit more. I’m still falling asleep a lot, though. Since I didn’t post any reading updates this summer, I’m doing so today.
I want to share my wee little list because I think they were all good reads. I would recommend every one. The first one on my list was my very favorite. Now, if you haven’t reached the golden age of 40, (Say, you are in your 20’s still.) you may not appreciate this first book as much. But, Jen Hatmaker is as funny as they come and I would still recommend the book to anyone of any age.
For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
The next 3 were read for book club:
The Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
The Testament by John Grisham
From page one I couldn’t put this book down. I really, really enjoyed it. And I have to say, it did not end how I thought. I love the books that surprise me.
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
This is the author’s true story of how essentially her body turned on her brain and attacked it. For a month, it was truly like she had gone completely mad. The doctor that finally diagnosed her correctly saved her life. This book was fascinating.
Curious Faith by Logan Wolfram
The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. So I’ve seen all the Harry Potter movies, out of order. But I had never read the books. Boy, was I missing out. I’ve just finished the second one and am about to start the third, The Prisoner of Azkaban. J.K. Rowling’s ability to describe all these delightful details makes it so much fun to read. She really is a great story teller.
I know the books get darker as they go along (because I’ve seen the movies). That is part of the reason I wanted to read them. My 8 year old is expressing a desire to read them and I want to check them out first. For my daughter, I think she is too young to read them now.
In the mean time, as an adult, I am thoroughly enjoying them so far. So, my goal is to read a book and then watch the movie. I’m going to work my way through all of them. It will take awhile; but I’m in no hurry. A girlfriend of mine loves this series and we are going watch some of the movies together and have a girl’s night.
Books I started; but haven’t finished:
1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Simply Tuesdays by Emily Freeman
Have a good book you think I should read? I’m always on the prowl for something new to read.