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?