Summer is just around the corner! In fact, we just had a heat advisory today. Welcome to the desert southwest. 😉
One of the best things about summer is the library reading program. Booklovers/dragons/worms/bugs/bloggers/geeks like me don’t need any incentive to read, but I think it’s fun to log hours and possibly win a free book at the end. (I know. Free. Book.) So I made my account on our library site yesterday complete with an adorable avatar (wearing a fez no less). My younger sisters are participating too which is extra fun. 😉
I never know what library books or review copies will run across my path, but I decided to create a summer reading list of a few books I definitely want to read in the next few months. (And I broke it into categories because I’m like that.) 😉
Want to see? 😀
I’m always telling myself, “You should read more non-fiction, Katie-dear. Be a good girl.” And I really do want to. 😀
I’ve been interested in The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges for a long time now. I was too young to understand it the last time I tried it, but it’s most certainly time to try again. I hear it’s quite the treasure, and it comes highly recommended by my pastor-dad. 😉
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is one I started listening to on audio earlier this year while recovering from oral surgery. (Envy me.) I really enjoyed what I heard and recently picked it up in hardback to continue reading. I plan to finish it as long as it doesn’t get too secular or psychological. 😉
I started At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon recently and loved even just the little bit I got to read. It’s so cozy and reminds me of a sweet little town I grew up in. 😉 I look forward to getting back into it again.
My mom happily edited The Martian by Andy Weir for me (at my request) after I highly enjoyed the (filtered) movie. It promises to be very fun. 😉 Humorous and technical and nerdy? I’m looking forward to it.
I don’t do this often enough which is why I planned it. 😉 It’s always fun to visit with old friends.
One of my quests this year is to re-read and review the Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau and The People of Sparks happens to be next. Even though it’s not the most cheerful or exciting book in the series, I found it thought provoking and look forward to rediscovering it.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy is on here because. Because disguises, because Blakeney, because brilliance. 😀 Skim-read the French Revolution and it’s one of the best books ever. I’ll be reading it on my Kindle which means lots of highlighting brilliant quotes. 😉
So this is what I hope to be reading as I devour popsicles in my air conditioned fortress and beat the heat.
What are your planning to read? What is your favorite popsicle flavor? (Will you share one?)