What I’m Reading This Summer

Whether it’s poolside, at the beach, or on the deck, Americans get pretty giddy over summer reading!  To be honest, I tend to read more when I’m cooped up in winter, but nonetheless, having a summer reading list helps me to stay focused on another goal in my life- to read good books.

Without further ado, here is what I’m reading this summer:

The House Girl – From the publisher, “Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, The House Girl is a searing tale of art, history, love and secrets that intertwines the stores of two remarkable women.”

Own Your Life – The subtitle for this book is “Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love.”  I’ve enjoyed all of Sally Clarkson’s books and I can’t wait to dive into this one.

How Children Succeed – From the publisher, “He (author Paul Tough) uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood.”  That statement alone had me purchasing the Kindle version.

The Greatest Generation – I’m halfway through this book and while it was published in 2000, it’s helping me to better understand our grandparents.   I’d recommend this for anyone that wants to learn more about American culture or the tenacity demonstrated by the people of that time.

Ginny Moon – Ginny is an autistic 13-year old that has finally found the adoptive family she’s been wanting.  However, she’s willing to throw it all away in order to get back to her “baby doll.”  I’ve heard so many gleaming reviews of this one, I’m eager to get my hands on it.

Hillbilly Elegy – If you haven’t heard of Hillbilly Elegy, you may be living under a rock, –  A memoir about growing up in Ohio’s rustbelt.

The Danish Way of Parenting – I’m intrigued by different parenting methods, and from my time on exchange I saw how academically excelled European students were compared to  myself (truth hurts).   Hoping I learn some Danish secrets.

What are you reading this summer?  Are any of these books on your list, too?

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