“Rich” is the way I would describe this summer, in terms of books consumed.
Rich with words. Rich with ideas. Rich with pondering.
There is a span of time after finishing a great book when I never want to read again. I just want to bask in the goodness of what I just inhaled. No other book could possibly do that one justice. I’m a great finisher, but not always a great starter. So – starting a fresh new book seems daunting.
I read books almost entirely from my library. I can request them online, and the kind librarians will transport them to the library right in my neighborhood for me to pick up. It is fantastic. And recently, I discovered that I can even create a list of books that I want to read. When I’m ready, all I have to do is click on one, and it will wind up waiting on a library shelf with my name attached to it.
My favorite book recommendations come from other bloggers. They’re fairly well-read people and seem to recognize gifted story-tellers and writers. Each time someone mentions a great book, I’ll add it to my library list. So, right now I have a total of 33 books just waiting for when I finish that couldn’t-put-it-down book.
Here’s what I’ve just finished:
In an endearing, light-hearted voice, Mindy explains all the questions and concerns that haunt young girls and women. She’ll make you laugh out loud, while proving what a smart lady she is.
After reading a first chapter filled with the author’s questions about life, I was hooked on Rebekah’s story about finding answers and a life of meaning that God had waiting for her. Women, read this book.
This engaging, unique novel is set in the Congo during the 1960s. While tackling political, social, and racial issues through the pages, I couldn’t stop thinking about the drastic contrast between Africa and America. Which is exactly what the author was hoping for, I think.
An easy, yet heartfelt, read about a woman entering culinary school. Since I’ll hear her speak at The Influence Conference this fall, I wanted to know her story. I read this on our family vacation, and even my aunt was copying down the recipes from the book.
LOVED it. Couldn’t put it down. Now, one of my all-time favorites.
My husband says Atticus Finch is one of his heroes, and I couldn’t agree more.
Honestly, I highly recommend all of these books (and all of these!) and hope you create a list of your own. I think you’ll love them. Click on the book covers if you want more details and reviews.