Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer Reading Challenge

Am I the last one to take the plunge? This is the list of books I want to dive into this summer. It is more eclectic than my usual summer plan. Often, I choose a theme for the summer; such as to read all of a particular author's books (Willa Cather), or all Nebraska authors, or all books about teaching. It's almost as much fun to make a list of books as it is to read them!!

  • Come to the Table by Doris Christopher (I picked this one up at a 2nd hand bookstore. The author is the Pampered Chef entrepreneur and has wonderful hospitality suggestions).
  • The Almighty God by A.W. Tozer~ excerpts from many of his books formatted as a daily devotional. I return to Tozer again and again.
  • Emily Dickinson's Gardens: A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener by Marta McDowell (can you top a poetry/flower combination? This is dessert reading ~~ a beautiful book)
  • Something by Neil Postman~~probably Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (this is my 2nd time through on this one)
  • A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  • Chesapeake by James Michener
  • Walking the Bible and /or Where God Was Born by Bruce Feiler
  • Turnabout Children by Mary MacCracken (a teacher helps children with learning disabilities)
  • Anna Karenina by Tolstoy (can't believe I've never read this. I suspect it may have a theme similar to Bridal Wreath)
  • Put Your Heart on Paper: Staying Connected in a Loose-Ends World by Henriette Anne Klauser

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since you are the third person in a week to mention Anna Karenina, I will join you on that one! I'll head to the local used book store this afternoon. Your list looks challenging and fun.