This is probably the first time I’ve actually written out a TBR list, but this summer hopefully won’t be quite as busy as some have been previously (who am I kidding, of course it’s going to be busy and I probably won’t read half of these), and I wanted to actually read a nice conglomeration of genres. Some of these are on my mom’s recommendation (having a mom with a major in English lit is so convenient sometimes!), some are from friends, and some from other people’s TBR lists. Anyway, here goes!
The Gospel Primer, by Milton Vincent ~ Because we all need to meditate on the gospel more. This one was on a friend’s recommendation.
No Ordinary Marriage, by Tim Savage ~ No, I am not thinking about getting married anytime soon! XP Tim Savage was my parents’ pastor several years ago, and I figure his call to sacrificial love applies to anyone.
Something by C. S. Lewis ~ either Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms, or The Four Loves. I don’t read nearly as much Lewis as I’d like; we have this big book with four of his works in it, and those were the three that my mom has read.
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow ~ My brother has been talking about the Hamilton soundtrack for weeks now. I saw a review on Aberdeen’s blog, and now I have to read it. It’ll probably end up being the biggest, thickest item I’ll read all year
Wuthering Heights, by Charlotte Bronte ~ Basically, I wanted to read some classics, and my mom said, “Bronte is always good.” I know it’s dark, but I hadn’t read Wuthering Heights yet. I’m not sure whether or not I’m looking forward to it…
Pendragon’s Heir, by Suzannah Rowntree ~ I keep hearing about it, and I just need to actually order it from the library.
Beauty, by Robin McKinley ~ I saw this one on The Herosinger. I’ve always enjoyed fairy-tale retellings..
A Branch of Silver a Branch of Gold, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl ~ Another fairy-tale retelling I saw on Victoria’s blog. I loved the Goldstone Wood trilogy, and I’m so excited to read more of her work!
Storming, by K. M. Weiland ~ I read the sample off of the Kindle store, and have been shamefully neglecting to get it ever since (and I already read Behold the Dawn and Dreamlander. I guess I’m just averse to spending money if I don’t have to). Dieselpunk adventure and planes and awesomeness.
Well that’s my official reading list! Whether all of these will actually get read is debatable; especially the theological ones, since I typically just read them during breakfast (of course, I could always just take longer to eat breakfast, but the practical half of my brain insists that I have school that needs to happen. And yes, I have school during summer. It’s the dark side of homeschooling XD). And I have another list on my whiteboard of “books to read sometime,” so some of those may end up in the mix. What do you think? What are you reading this summer?