Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Reading

Well I have to say that I have throughly enjoyed being out of school. No deadlines, pressures of writing a paper or studying for another test. The past few weeks all I have done is read! I don't think I have read a book for pleasure since last summer. It has been so fun to get back to reading; what I choose to read versus what I am told to read! A few weeks ago Michelle Dameron posted a great blog about summer reading and I thought it was a great idea! I hope you don't mind Michelle, but I wanted to post my summer reading list as well. Not only am I posting this for my reading "goals" this summer, but I need some feedback for some more books to read. Is there a book lately that you read and just could not put down? Did you get lost in the last book you read? Have you read a book that changed or challenged your life? If so I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT!! (please)

Here is what I have on my list so far!
Take 3 By: Karen Kingsbury (I actually finished this one up at the beginning of the week. It was great, if you haven't started this new series I would highly recommend it)
Take 4 By: Karen Kingsbury
I am the Central Park Jogger By: Trisha Meili (This is an interesing story of hope of a woman attacked while going for a run at night and her journey toward recovery from a horrific attack and rape. I started this last night and I couldn't put it down. Good read to see how invidiuals around her encouraged her as well as to see the power of helping and caring indivuals throughout the healing process.)
Fight Like a Girl: The Power of Being a Woman By: Lisa Bevere (I could not get into this book and was not really impressed)
Strengths Finder By: Tom Rath (thank you Laura for this book!)
3 Cups of Tea By: Dave Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Sarah's Key By: Tatiana De Rosnay
So Long Insecurity By: Beth Moore
Crazy Love By: Francis Chan (wow, I have about 70 pages left in this book, but again this is a must read for every Christian. It will convict, transform, and challenge you about your walk with God and your life)

I look forward to seeing what book recommendations that you have for me!


Anne Michelle Feyer said...

I just finished "Same Kind of Different As Me" and it was AWESOME!! It's different than the kind of books I usually read but it really is an amazing true story!!!

Michelle said...

I totally don't mind you doing a similar post! I think it's fun to see what other people are reading and what interests them :) I've thought about reading 3 cups of tea, let me know how that is, and also Sarah's key. I love strength finders, I'm surprised Laura didn't make you take the test while she was there! ha ha

Our Family said...

I am glad you didn't mind! Yes it is fun seeing what everyone is reading. You will have to tell me how that new Francine Rivers book is. I am sure it will be good!

HAHAHAH - Laura DID make me take the test while she was here! She is something else.