It is June 22 which means VBS is over and my summer begins! As I promised in the “10 Things I Miss” post (June 12, 2012) I have a list of books and my fingers are itching to hit the “Buy Now With One Click” button to load my Kindle. Here’s my line up:
1. The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go by Mary Lou Quinlan — After her mother’s death, Mary Lou found boxes full of little scraps of paper with her mother’s prayers written on them. How lovely. I might start my own box this summer.
2. On Writing Well by William Knowlton Zinsser — We’ll see if things improve around here after reading this.
3. The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy — I like history, I like presidents and I like getting inside exclusive places.
4. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins — Because I read the first book and heard this one is even better.
5. A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada — I have great respect for someone who has been in a wheelchair for decades, wrestles with suffering, yet still has a vital faith in God.
6. A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington III — I’ve read First Corinthians and Second Corinthians, but not this one. I’m hoping this book will give depth to the other two.
7. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield and Shawn Coyne — I love books that have really long subtitles. I don’t really know if I have inner creative battles, but I probably will after reading this book. Then I will be able to break through them. And win.
8. Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke — Once I read a book titled “How to Read a Book”. I loved it. Books about how to read books are almost as good as reading real books.
9. Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard — I heard this is a trendy book. Then I saw LeBron on SportsCenter reading it in the locker room before an NBA finals game and things turned out pretty good for him.
10. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron — I sometimes feel bad about my middle age midriff bulge and grey hair. So far, my neck hasn’t been a problem, so I’m thinking I’d better be ready if that’s the next thing to go.
See? I wasn’t kidding when I said I was going to get ten new books. Yay for summer! What are you reading?
#7, #8, #10 – hahaha!
I highly recommend “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” – I tear up in just about every chapter.
Also reading “Shine: How to Survive and Thrive at Work” – short little chapters/applicable to any kind of life’s work
Good recommendations! I’ll put them on my list. I faced the fact that I probably won’t live long enough to read all the books on my list…
I enjoyed your critique of the title of #7 and your prophetic review of the book:-)
Have you read The 5 Love Languages? It is THE book recommendation I make that people consistently tell me absolutely changes their life, and that they wished they’d known this early in their marriage and early with their kids.
The book I’ve been passing around a lot lately is “So Long Insecurity” by Beth Moore. I think every woman should read that book. However, I don’t like the title. There’s nothing like reading “So Long Insecurity” in a coffee shop to make you feel insecure.
Hahaha! That’s a picture! I’ll have to check it out….not when dining alone….