Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Reading

Over the past 2 summers, thanks to teaching, I've rediscovered my love of reading.  I mostly like to read fiction, but I also read a good theology or practical life-application non-fiction book.  Here are some that I plan on reading this summer.  (This is kind of like a list for myself, more-so than the rest of you... so I can look back to see if I accomplished the goal of actually finishing them...):

Books to read (that I haven't started yet):
Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
Persuasion - Jane Austen
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
Working with Parents - Ruby K. Payne

Books to finish (some of these I've been reading for years!):
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Uprooting Anger - Robert D. Jones
How People Change - Lane/Tripp
Ministries of Mercy - Tim Keller
Under the Overpass - Mike Yankoski (this one doesn't belong to me... I've had it for 3 years!)
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Future Grace - John Piper
Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult
Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult

Looking at the list, it's become apparent that I have commitment issues with sticking with a book to the very end.  Maybe there's a book to help with that.... :-)  I could tackle this they way you tackle debt - read the books that I am almost done with first so that I can cross them off and feel like I've accomplished something.  

I also have somewhat of a predicament... Nicole Wilson (my roommate) has said that if I read the entire Twilight series, she will watch all the episodes of 30 Rock with me.  I love to watch TV with people, and that's my favorite show, so it seems like a great idea.  But the predicament is that I hate reading or watching stuff that is fantasy/sci-fi/can't be real.  Hmmmm.  I'll update my booklist if I decide to take her up on this deal.

Please feel free to recommend good reads (fiction or non) for the summer!  Thanks!