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Friday, May 16, 2014

My Summer Reading List {7 Quick Takes}

I love books. I love reading them, and if they are good I enjoy reading them again. Finding new books to read is therapeutic to me. If my spirits are low, I love searching for a new book to read, making it mine, and then escaping into it. After all, books are inexpensive, but the pleasure a good book brings is priceless. Though I can be a little too zealous in my pursuit to acquire new books, so I have decided to read books that I already own. My books shelves and Kindle have quite a few books that I have yet to read. After checking what I have, I think I have gathered a great pile of books to keep me happily reading all summer long. 






1.The Secret of Chimneys (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection) I found this book on a bookshelf at my grandparent's house several years ago. I brought it home, stuck it on my shelf, and forgot about it. I am looking forward to reading it because I love a good mystery.



 2.The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) and if I like it then I will move on to book two, The Reptile Room: Or, Murder! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2) . I bought these books years ago, but never read them because I kept hearing that they were so dark. I had forgot about them, thinking that I gave them away. Sarah talked to Andrew Pudewa about them, and I decided to give them a chance. I went searching for them around my house and was happy to find them. I am pretty sure that I have book number three as well, but I have been unable to locate it. 



 3. Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) The copy that I linked to is the complete story in one book (over a thousand pages). I have it separated into three books, The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress of Husaby, and The Cross. I tried to read the first part when I was pregnant with Ralph, but just could not get into it. I quickly gave up and switched to reading about the life of my favorite heroine, Anne Shirley, again. 


 4. Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage (The Crosswicks Journal, Book 4) Madeleine L'Engle's tells about her marriage, a story of love and loss. My friend, Renee, found it at a yard sale and bought it for me. She said something about the description made her think I would like it. I think she was right to make that assumption.



 5. Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships My friend, Julie, bought me this book for my birthday. Her daughter and I enjoy sharing Duggar family updates, and Julie enjoys the books that they have published. I have only read the first one. I am looking forward to reading this one. 



 6. The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home I can not wait to sit down and read this book. You can read more about it here.



 7. Brideshead Revisited I have always wanted to read this book, so when I read that Haley, at Carrots for Michaelmas, is doing a book study and I have decided to read along with her. I will be reading this book on my Kindle. 




It is not quite summertime and school is not yet finished, but I am starting on my list right away! What was does your summer reading list look like? 



Linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes


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10 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read Growing Up Duggar! I read one of their other books and it was very interesting to see the nuts and bolts of how their family runs. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks, Ann-Marie. I am sure that I will enjoy it!

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  2. I know Kristen Lavrensdatter is a Catholic classic, but the size intimidates me! I just found your blog thanks to Quick Takes and will be checking back to see how you like all these books!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

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  3. I love mysteries. If you like Agatha Christie, read Mary Roberts Rinehart. I LOVE her books!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I will add that author to my list!

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  4. Two-Part Invention is my favorite L'Engle book. Enjoy it!

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  5. Agatha is my all time fav ...but if you like her, you should also try Dorothy Sayers! Her Lord Peter Whimsey mysteries are very good.

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    1. Thanks! I will add her to my list! :)

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