Summer Reading List
I often wonder why I get more reading done in the summer; Is it because I am not supervising homework or headed to some ball field, or maybe it’s because I find myself outside more often by the pool or on the porch? Vacations definitely lend themselves to more reading! I love to pass the time in the car or on a plane with a great book so I thought I might give you a glimpse into what I am reading this summer:
- The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson – A dear friend has been recommending this one for years and I am finally getting around to adding it to the list! This novel tells us the story of children of 1980’s performance artists. I am hopeful it is as funny as my friend describes.
- The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McGready – I don’t typically read parenting books as I find that there are many great ways to parent children, and that you need to find what works best for you, your child, and your family. But I found this one on a blog some months ago and this subject has always been one that I worried about for my child. Fingers crossed that I find some words of wisdom to make this parenting thing a little easier.
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – This is a book that always seems to be on the ‘Must Read’ lists that you see everywhere. I decided to drink the kool-aid and give it a try. I am looking forward to learning a little about this chapter of American History, and hopefully reading a really wonderful story.
- Accountants Flight Plan by Brannon Poe – Every reading list should include this one. I have read this one before, but it is an easy, and interesting read. This book gives me great insight and tools for when I am talking with buyers and sellers alike. And, if reading this book get me some points with the boss, even better!
- The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner – I saw this one advertised in a magazine and it intrigued me to go and find out more. Memoirs are currently my favorite thing to read. This tells the story of a girl who grew up in a polygamist cult just across the Mexican border. Polygamist cults are really fascinating to me and I can’t wait to read her story.
- Welcome Homeless by Alan Graham – Alan is president of an organization in Austin, TX that works to help people who are homeless. The statement on the front fascinated me – “One man’s journey of discovering the meaning of home”. I wanted to learn more.
- Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner – I have been reading Jennifer’s book since I was in my 20’s. These are such easy and fun reads. I imagine that I will need to find a beach chair and a fruity drink to make this book into the perfect day.
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – My friend Sheryl sent me this book and she always recommends great reads.
- Come Back by Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine – Another memoir! This one is a firsthand account from both mother and daughter. Mia, the daughter gets involved in destructive behaviors and eventually runs away. This tells the story of them finding each other and the journey back to getting healthy.
- Woman of God by Maxine Paetro and James Patterson – Every summer book list should include a James Patterson novel. This one tells the story of the first female Pope. I cannot wait to get started on this one!
Wow! Now my list seems very ambitious. Follow up with me in the fall and find out how many I actually read.
I linked all of these back to Square Books in Oxford, MS (this is my favorite book store in the whole world and if you are ever in Oxford you must go). I am sure you can find all of these on Amazon, or your favorite place to buy books. Accountants Flight Plan can be purchased at www.poegroupadvisors.com.