Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Summer Reading


I love to read! I've been in a bit of a hiatus on my reading since Grant has been born. And along with the fact that I can't keep my eyes open past 10:30 and I'm a huge TV junkie at night, I have really missed being engrossed in a really good book.

Since summer TV is not worth watching and I'm hopeful Grant will start consistently sleeping thru the night, I might actually start feeling like reading again on a regular basis.

I am in need of some suggestions. I like to read about anything as long as it is not too fluffy. I do enjoy having an "easy read" book occasionally, but also like to be challenged.

If you are a reader, send me some suggestions for some good summer time reading.

12 comments:

Ginger said...

Just finished reading "Still Summer" by Jacquelyn Mitchard this past week at the beach.

Elizabeth said...

Have you read the Highland Hope series?

aytes5 said...

If you haven't read Francine Rivers series they are good. I am reading the series about 4 men of the Bible, currently on The Prince which is about Jonathon. They are really good reading. Can't think of any others. I am working on your list at the moment. I am about halfway through the books you have read :)

Cara said...

Terri Blackstock has a great series of four books (Restoration novel series). The titles are: Last Light, Night Light, True Light, and Dawn's Light. Also, have you read Francine Rivers "Redeeming Love"? It's a MUST read!

Andrea said...

Diana Gabaldon. She's a cross between Jane Austen and George Lucas with a bit of John Donne and maybe some C.S. Lewis thrown in for good measure. She has a series of books (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and another one I can't think of right now)about a woman named Claire. I can't really explain what genre she would fall under because there's really no one else out there who does what she does. She will challenge you, but you'll love it. Someday I would LOVE to teach a contempory lit class that features her writing. She's amazing. This isn't "religious" writing, but I can always find poignant lessons in her stories. She's a great creator of character and an unbelievable storyteller. My favorite contempory author!

Andrea said...

I'm laughing at my post. I'm such a word geek.

Shana said...

Same Kind of Different as Me is an AWESOME book! It is a true story and so good! I can't remember the author's name but you will love it!

Ellen said...

The Shack

Cassie said...

I can tell you that I would not recommend Love in the time of Cholera. GROSS!!! I read it because I heard it was such a great book - ha - was I fooled! I have even heard from some who are like me not into Oprah's book list, that is was sooooo good. I was really let down and the book club that I am going to wanted to read it - I had to put in a negative for this book. Sorry to be such a downer but I wanted to pass this along so you do not waste your time.
I am currently reading Atonement - it is much better!

Dallas said...

I recommend ANYTHING by Francine Rivers, especially the Mark of the Lion series. I read those first and was hooked. My second favorite of hers is Redeming Love.

And Terri Blackstock is great! I just finished the 4th book in the Restoration series and loved them! I usually not a sci-fi fan, but this series really makes you think.

I also just read a book called "The Knitting Circle". It's a quick read if you are ever looking for that. But I loved it too. I'm about to start "Same Kind of Different As Me". I hear great things about it.

Be sure and let us know what you try out! I am always on the lookout for a great new read.

Holly said...

Same Kind of Different As Me and the Shack are on my list to read. I just finished, Have A New Kid By Friday by Kevin Leman. It was great and I am going to make Carter read it. Update us on what you choose.

JJ Langford said...

I am currently reading "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." That one would last you ALL summer...