Summer reading is best done outside and with a bowl of fresh fruit to snack on.
This I do plenty of, varying between a bowl of strawberries freshly picked from the garden, and a mix of summer berries, cherries and all sorts of yummies – summer reads are positively delicious!
So far, I’ve favoured physical books over Kindle reading – might be seasonal? – and the great thing is that I bought A LOT of great books from my friend Nancy – see how many?
I have read all the books in the Redemption series, that I had half in books and half on Kindle. This is the first series in a Baxter Saga – and while it is a captivating read, it’s hardly light-hearted. My, did I sob while reading it! I enjoyed it, although not sure I’ll take on the rest of the Saga – there’s 5 series and a staggering 22 books all in all. Read more about it here.
I also read Balancing Act by Kimberley Stuart and my first ever Agatha Christie story! Why the emphasis? Well, Agatha Christie is an author my grandfather, my father, my mother and my father-in-law have all read, way before I even learned to read. It’s a family tradition that is being passed from generation to generation. While they read it in Russian and Romanian, I’m the first one to read it in the original English. Might just be me, but all this family history makes me excited about the book.
So here’s what is on my currently-reading shelf.
A devotional I read every day, that’s been a tremendous encouragement to me. These days, I read about God’s good plans for me, and the way my laughter brings His Father Heart joy – and I’m learning to surrender my plans (and worries!) in His hands.
This book is anything but simple. It’s hard to explain Jesus in a simple manner to begin with, and then Wright leans mostly on the apologetics side. It still makes for a good read, as I’m learning quite a bit about the context of Jesus’ life and ministry, and the theological aspect of it, too.
My second detective story for the month. What can I say? I am hooked!
While this is another Hercule Poirot book, I’m curious what the Miss Marple ones are like – so might move on to one of those next.
What summer reads would I recommend?
I’d be glad to make a few SUMMER READS recommendations, depending on what you like to read. I’d be happy to lend you something from my (recently expanded) library, too.
Shall I make a list of books I recommend and have available for lending?
On a whole different note, here’s the latest print I made, on books. There’ll be a few more on Gribook Creative soon!
What are you reading this summer, friend?