Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Reading

There is one way to make sure that your mailbox will be full of wonderful things ... place a huge order of used books from amazon. It has been ages since I have purchased any books. I have been rereading some of my old favorites.

But yesterday ...


          
Here is a list of the books I ordered. (I cannot really recommend them yet, as some are new authors for me, but they all looked delicious.)

1. Leap Over a Wall by Eugene Peterson

2. A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Evans

3. When Wallflowers Dance by Angela Thomas

4. Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God 
    and my Soul by Jennie Allen

5. Stuck: The Places we get Stuck and the God 
    who sets us Free  by Jennie Allen

6. Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James

7. What Women Fear by Angie Smith

8. Still: Notes on a Mid Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner

9. Classic Country by Kathryn Ireland

10. The Creative Call: An Artist Response to the Way
      of the Spirit by Janice Elsheimer 

What are you reading?

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31 comments:

  1. I'm reading: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts and Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.

    Happy reading!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. It sounds like a delightful list! I love having a nice stack of books waiting for me. :) I am reading several books, an historical fiction by Julie Lessman and Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents by Allison Bottke. Both are very good.

    Have a great week,
    Karen

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  3. First, thank you for you LOVELY comment on my blog.

    My reading list runs the gamut from mystery fiction to good for me stuff. Someone gave me a copy of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, but I am having trouble getting into it. I have read What Women Fear by Angie Smith...awesome book. Have you read Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P Freeman? I recommend that one too. I am also reading Jeff Goins book You Are a Writer So Start ACTING Like One. I've heard great things about the book ANYTHING, I'll be reading that I'm sure.

    Hugs~
    Mary

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  4. You'll have to share what you think about What Women Fear. I think it's an interesting title. Hope all is well in Chicago and that you have a lovely week!

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  5. thank you so much for the suggestions!
    i am not a big reader, but my hubby is ALWAYS ordering used books from amazon. :)
    they are such a good deal!
    xo

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  6. GG-I am reading:
    The Girl of the Limberlost--Gene Stratton Porter
    The Bride of Christ (Song of Solomon)--Cora MacIlravy
    The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life--Hannah Whitall Smith
    Wholly Sanctified--AB Simpson
    A Way to Garden--Margaret Roach
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle--Barbara Kingsolver
    next:
    A Scent of Water-Elizabeth Goudge
    Sarah's Key--Tatiana de Rosnay
    Daddy LongLegs--Jean Webster

    I tend to like the Classics......
    so many books, so little time.
    Thanks for asking!

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  7. Glenda, looks like a great list. I strongly recommend Katherine Valentine. http://www.katherinevalentine.com/ Some years ago, I wrote to Ms Valentine to tell her how much I enjoyed her books. She wrote back!
    I'm going through all my books, giving some to other folks, some to the community lending library, some to sell-like the first edition of GWTW, Sherlock Holmes, etc.
    On the nightstand - Sue Hubbell 'On This Hilltop', Sheldon Vanauken 'A Severe Mercy', just finished Paula Butturini 'keeping the feast', Juan Gomez-Jurado 'God's Spy', Genevieve Davis Ginsburg 'Widow to Widow', Janet Luhrs 'The Simple Living Guide' and am almost finished Matthew. I try to read 5 chapters of the Bible each day to finish once a year.
    BTW, I just found out a young woman whom I used to teach in Sunday School just moved to Chicago, she's searching for a job at libraries.

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    1. A Severe Mercy is one my all-time top favorite books!!

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  8. What a windfall! I'm listening to a talking book version of "Gone Girl". I know what you'll be doing with your spare time :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. I am reading The Robe and The Connected Child and The Railway Children (aloud to my children) and lots of blogs...I know some of the authors of the books you listed. I'll be curious what you think of the titles. Your post prompted me to update my book list, too. Mmmmm...I love books!

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  10. I read and read...but listing titles when they're not in front of me is an issue....I just can't come up with them!

    Your list sounds interesting. Will have to check them on Amazon. Of course, I will need to see if they come in Kindle books. Just like it that way =)

    Enjoy reading!

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  11. I can't wait to hear what you thought about #4 & #6. I really enjoyed them both. I'm excited to hear your perspective. Maybe we can discuss them over coffee when I come to Chicago in August.

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  12. I have a stack of books just waiting for me ~ mostly beachy reads with a few murder mysteries thrown in for good measure. I buy most of my books used and locally ~ love supporting local business here in our little town.

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  13. I buy most of my books used and locally as we have 2 little bookstores in our little town. I like supporting the locals as much as I can. I do have a stack of books on deck ~ some love stories or fluff ~ an autobiography and a few murder mysteries thrown in for balance! Happy reading.

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  14. Wow! That is quite a list! I saw a few titles I wouldn't mind reading. Enjoy!

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  15. Quite a stack! I look forward to your reviews. I must stop being lazy about reviews or at least a list myself....and I need to doit with out waiting too long so I don't forget the titles... ; > )

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  16. I just got an advance copy of Bryan Litfin's latest: "The Kingdom." It's the third (and final) installment of his Chiveis trilogy, and I can't wait to read it on the plane to Italy! (tee hee!)

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  17. I have reserved books at the library. And I'm going to pick tehm now. A summer without books is not done.

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  18. Dear Glenda
    Thank you so very much for sharing your summer reading list!. My mom and I love to read and I can't wait to share your list with her. Have a blessed week and happy reading!

    xoxo
    Kate

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  19. I've been reading a fabulous book called "Gospel" by JD Grear - fabulous and life changing - I think you would love it! Thanks for sharing your list, it looks great! I'm not having a ton of time for reading with family and working and blogging ........ so I keep adding to my list!

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  20. That's quite a summer reading list, Glenda. You'll have to let us know how you liked each one.

    I just finished "Chasing Mona Lisa" by Tricia Goyer (non-stop action, loved it!) and am currently reading "Elisha's Bones" by Don Hoesel and it's a good one! I just downloaded "The Color of Rain" by Gina & Michael Sphen onto my Kindle after reading the first chapter for free on Amazon. WHAT a gripping book...cannot wait to jump into it!

    I have a looong list of books to read as I get a lot of free books for my Kindle from The Vessel Project--nearly 150 at last count. Lots to choose from this summer, praise God!

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  21. Hi Glenda,

    I'm having to re-type my entire comment, as Blogger ate it. :(

    You've got quite the reading list! I love Angela Thomas, she spoke at the She Speaks conference 2 yrs ago and oh, girl, she won my heart!

    I just finished reading "Chasing Mona Lisa" by Tricia Goyer, it's non-stop action set in WW II, loved it!

    I'm currently reading "Elisha's Bones" by Don Hoeshel on the recommendation of a friend and so far so good!

    And I just downloaded "The Color of Rain" by Gina & Michael Spehn onto my Kindle after reading the first chapter free on Amazon. What a gripping story--I cannot wait to jump into it.

    I get a lot of free books for my Kindle from The Vessel Project, over 150 at last count, both fiction and non-fiction, for any e-readers out there.

    Blessings to you, Glenda. Enjoy your summer reads!

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  22. Hi Glenda,

    I'm having to re-type my entire comment, as Blogger ate it. :(

    You've got quite the reading list! I love Angela Thomas, she spoke at the She Speaks conference 2 yrs ago and oh, girl, she won my heart!

    I just finished reading "Chasing Mona Lisa" by Tricia Goyer, it's non-stop action set in WW II, loved it!

    I'm currently reading "Elisha's Bones" by Don Hoeshel on the recommendation of a friend and so far so good!

    And I just downloaded "The Color of Rain" by Gina & Michael Spehn onto my Kindle after reading the first chapter free on Amazon. What a gripping story--I cannot wait to jump into it.

    I get a lot of free books for my Kindle from The Vessel Project, over 150 at last count, both fiction and non-fiction, for any e-readers out there.

    Blessings to you, Glenda. Enjoy your summer reads!

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  23. i'm dazzled by the photo of the pages shaped like a heart...for the love of reading.

    i'm not reading much lately...finished Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel...now it's a lighyweight read... "ideal home" a british mag featuring one of my irish blogging friends...mise@prettyfarwest...so exciting to see her in her natural surroundings since she only hints at them on her blog

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  24. Mein Kampf...by Aldolf Hitler...unbelievable!!! Here is a sample, "the very greatness of the lie is a factor in getting it believed..with primitive simplicity of the masses a great lie is more effective than a small one, because they often lie in small matters, but would be too ashamed to tell a great big lie., and the mass will be quite unable to believe that anyone could possibly have the infernal impudence to pervert the truth to such an extent" can you imagine they gave this book to every married couple as a gift from the state?!!!!

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  25. i'm reading to kill a mockingbird, but i've got about 15 beside my bed that are waiting for me :)

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  26. Hello Glenda!
    Quite the reading list you have there! Hope you get time to get through it and have a wonderful time doing so. I have been scouring the Reign videos for glimpses of my girl, and it looks like she is having a blast. The new training camp looks wonderful from the videos, can't wait until we get there to experience it for ourselves! Have a wonderful weekend,
    Kate

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  27. I love book posts! I have the Biblical Womanhood preordered. I read The Year of Living Biblically and enjoyed it. I also have Anything sitting here to read but my husband and I decided to read it together so I'm waiting for some car time. You will love the Creative Call. I'm getting ready to start Anne-Lyken Garner's Saturday's Child. So many books--so little time!

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  28. Great list of books, Glenda and I will be checking them out. I have a Kindle and read a lot of the free books, mainly classics. Now I'm reading, The Lady in Gold, about Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, by Anne-Marie O'Connor and The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore for some fun light summer reading. Thanks for your list!

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  29. Hi G! I am reading Willa Cather's
    trilogy, "My Antonia," "O Pioneers,"
    and "Skylark." I just finished "My
    Antonia" and loved it. I'd never read
    Willa Cather and "My Antonia" was on
    my middle-schooler's suggested reading
    list. I'm also reading, "Lots of Candles,
    Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and
    so far am enjoying it.

    How fun to order so many books at one
    time!! I just nabbed a new crop at one of
    the area's Friends of the Library sales. All
    the hard covers are $1 {even coffee table
    books} and soft covers .50, so I feel like a
    high roller when I plonk down $10 and come
    away with a huge bag of books : )

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