Friday, May 3, 2013

My Summer Reading List 2013

Brief memories of things that have happened throughout the week pop into my head - like redemptive stories and funny/cute things my kids have said, but then- flash-wham! They're gone. Pregnancy brain is at work, my friends.

So. Instead of an insightful, redemptive summary of life's highlights, I give you instead, my light and not-so-light Summer Reading List!


(May/June) I've been wanting to read more Spiritual/Catholic books, so since Stephen recently ordered the Collected Works of St. Theresa of Avila, that's going on my list. I'm not claiming I'll read the whole thing, though! 


(June) Another book I've been wanting to read for a very long time- A Homemade Life, by Molly Wizenberg, author of the popular food blog Orangette. So I'm finally ordering that from Amazon and can't wait to have it in my hands!


(June) I loved her book Cooking for Mr. Latte, so I have put her older classic The Cook and the Gardener on the list. (Amanda Hesser is an amazing foodie writer for the NY Times, and did you know she makes a cameo in the movie Julie and Julia?) Read the review on Amazon and I guarantee your mouth will water.;)


(July) Being 8 months pregnant in July, I've got to read something with "cold" in the title. I've read so many reviews on Bread and Wine, by Shauna Niequist. I'm putting that and Cold Tangerines on my list. (I also want to read Bittersweet, but I think I'll wait on that one.)


(July) The Paris Wife, by Paula McClain. As a departure from Spiritual and Cooking, I'm going to add this novel about Earnest Hemingway's first marriage.


(August) Everyone needs a good "beach read" fiction selection. ;) Ok, it isn't exactly Chick Lit, but I'm going with an old classic, Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens. I saw the movie a few years back and loved it.


(August) Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman. I had this one recommended to me in a discussion about parenting. I was intriqued and finally am going to check it out!

I love to cook. I love to read. I love to be a parent. I think it's going to be a good summer.

I also need to finish what I'm currently reading!  What are you reading?

Also- ack! I just realized I don't have any good books on writing on the list. I love writing books. Have any to recommend?

Linking up with Jen @ Conversion Diary!


Sarah said...

Just found your blog via quick takes. I love your reading lists. I just love to know what everyone else is reading!

Your girls are adorable!

Katie said...

Oh, I like Dickens!! I like your reading list . . . I had not heard of many of those books.

Stephanie said...

I keep hearing about the French parenting book; I think I need to get my hands on it! I started reading The Paris Wife about a year ago, but somehow fell off the wagon and had to return it to the library. I didn't dislike it and really would like to give it another go sometime!

Rebecca Stanley said...

I really want to read that French parenting book! :-) although most parenting books I dislike . . . anyways, thanks for sharing your list!