What makes for good summer reading? Perhaps a little more romance? Books about summer? The beach? I guess it’s different for everybody. Normally, I prefer reading nonfiction. But in the summer, I like to throw in a little fiction. This summer, we have some home projects planned – stripping wallpaper, painting, and installing hardwood flooring in a couple of bedrooms – so I’ve shaved down my list a little, thinking I’m not going to have as much reading time as I’d like. But that’s okay. Here are my choices.
The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear– by Joyce Meyer
A friend (who knows I like Joyce Meyer) gave me this copy she found at Goodwill. I’ve never found a Joyce Meyer book I didn’t like and so far, this one’s no exception.
This is a reread and a favorite book of mine. I read this book many years ago and it was one I couldn’t stop thinking about. After all these years, it’s still one of my top ten favorite books. Looking forward to rereading it and enjoying it again.
Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving, and finding the church– by Rachel Held Evans
I’ve never read anything by Rachel Held Evans but a few of her books have been on my to-read list for a while now. I know her recent unexpected death at the age of 37 shook up the Christian blogging world. Rachel was a fellow Episcopalian and also a fellow Tennessean. I’ve heard good things about her books and so this is one of two of her books I’ve picked to read this summer.
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and loving the Bible Again– by Rachel Held Evans
The second Rachel Held Evans book to read this summer is a book that the title and cover alone makes me want to read.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time– by Mark Haddon
This is another book that I’ve had on my to-read list for quite some time. It’s about an autistic boy who investigates the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. And that right there is about all I know about it.
Fahrenheit 451– by Ray Bradbury
This is also a reread. This book has been on our bookshelf since it was on our sons’ summer reading lists back when they were in middle school. I think I read it with one of them but in all honesty, I don’t remember a lot about it.
Where the Crawdads Sing– by Delia Owens
Though I don’t usually like murder mysteries, I’ve heard too many good things about this book to pass it by. I’ve had some friends recommend it and I’ve read a lot of good reviews about it.
Heaven- by Randy Alcorn
This book came out about two years before my mother passed away and I’ve wanted to read it ever since. I saw it on sale recently at a LifeWay Christian store and decided it would be part of my summer reading.
What are you reading this summer? Have you read any of these and did you like them? I’d love to hear your thoughts and also recommendations for any other books you’ve read or heard about. Happy reading!