Summer Reading Anyone?

Spring is in the air and so is the scent of summer as the school year comes to a close. And I hear the buzz already about summer reading lists.

The summer reading list is almost like New Year Resolutions, you create them with the high hopes of completing them with all of that magical free time, which summer promises but often doesn’t deliver.

But in the hopes that this summer will be different, here is a starter list of books that I want to read this summer.

  •  The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton.  Truth be told I started this book back in October but I haven’t had the time to finish it.  
  •   Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke.  A friend recommended this book and she has impeccable taste.  Also, this is a fantasy book that has footnotes! 
  • Dark Lord of Derkholm, by Diana Wynne Jones.  This is one of those books that I should have read years ago.  I mean, I love Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle  and I have been meaning to read more by her…so this summer…I am going to!
  • The Call of Grace, by Norman Shepherd. This is not fiction.  This is for the edification of the heart & mind.  I have read it before as part of a Bible study and was captivated by the theme of Covenant and how God administers grace to His people.

Well that is a rather small list I’ll admit but I am not in school any more and I don’t get summers off…so, I have to monitor my time.

What sort of books are you planning to read this summer? I’d love to hear about new books and old favorites!

Happy Reading!


About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on May 3, 2013, in Books, Children's Literature, Christianity, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Dark Lord of Derkholm is brilliant! The sequel is good too. My list includes Captain Blood, Madame Bovary, The Assault, Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature, and a German language textbook. That last one is… just, yeah.

  2. Amen to the G. K. Chesterton book. It is amazing. I just re-read it last weekend and loved it just as much as ever. Definitely in my top five.

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