Last week, I went through the bookshelves and pulled off books I’ve been intending to read. Some of them I’ve had on my to-read list a very long time. I’m actually not a big fiction reader and prefer non-fiction, but summer is often a time that I read more fiction.
Here’s this summer’s picks in no particular order.
Am I the only one on the planet who has not read this book? I sure feel like I am! I’m looking forward to this one!!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz– by Frank Baum
The Marvelous Land of Oz– by Frank Baum
Ozma of Oz– by Frank Baum
My mother bought this book set for my oldest son when he was around ten years old (he’s 28 now). It is the first three books in the beloved Oz series and this boxed set came out just in time for the 100th anniversary of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (written in 1900). My sons and I read the first book together when they were around 10 and 7 (and loved it) but somehow, we never got around to reading the others. In all honesty, I had forgotten they were still on the bookshelf. Did you know there were 14 books in the original Oz series? The 1939 fantasy musical film, The Wizard of Oz, was based on the first book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love sometimes to grab good children’s books, especially for summer reading.
Yeah, I know, I’m WAY late to the party on this one. My “big sister” in veterinary school recommended this book to me many, many years ago. She and I have similar tastes so I know I’ll like this book.
Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, And Overcoming Anxiety– by Alli Worthington
I first read about this book on Ann Voskamp’s blog, and then I kept seeing it on other Christian blogs. I went to Amazon and after reading some reviews, decided I wanted to read it.
I’m always looking for a good book on writing. I saw this one pop up again and again on author blogs.
Any John Grisham fans out there? I’ll confess, I’ve never read anything by John Grisham. This book was given to me by my sister-in-law and about the same time, recommended to me by a friend who had read it and really liked it. So, I guess I’m going to give John Grisham a try! I understand this is his first work of nonfiction and it’s based on a true story.
The same friend who recommended John Grisham’s The Innocent Man to me also let me borrow this book. He and his sister really enjoyed it.
I think I learned of this book on Michelle DeRusha’s blog. And then it kept popping up on other Christian blogs. Looking forward to reading this one.
I actually bought this book with the intention of participating in a church book study I was invited to through one of the church’s I visited one Sunday. Due to health reasons, I didn’t get to do the study but I still plan to read the book. I’ve not read any other books by this author, but I’ve heard lots about her on Christian blogs I’ve read.
I’ve never read anything by Beth Moore but have wanted to. My Baptist neighbor loved this book and talked about it. I’ve heard it’s Beth Moore’s #1 best seller. I love books on prayer and I’m ready to dig into this one!
So those are the books I plan to read in June, July, and August. How’s that for variety?