my summer reading list

i'm always reading several books at a time, having them at my bedside or in places where i sit down from time to time during the day (rarely happens, LOL!). still, i found that i've been spending a lot of time in front of screens (the different types this modern world offers us) particularly in the the evenings.
when summer reading started to pop up all over my twitter stream, i decided to join the dreamland summer reading program for adults and to make a conscious effort this summer to hold a book in my hands and turn actually pages, just because summer always involved a lot of reading for me (especially as a young girl) and because i think i feel more inspired and motivated to work on my personal writing and writing assignments if i get filled up with words and sentences...

these are the books i have ordered, based mainly on my amazon recommendations and wishlist:

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
i think i saw this book on several yarn along posts and also recommended on simple mom at some point, so into my basket it went. i think my mum might enjoy this one a lot too.

Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s
the film version of this popped up in my recommendations list all the time, so i decided to give the book a go first.

Room: A Novel
another one that comes from my recommendations list on amazon. has any of you read this one?

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
i have had this book at my bedside for several months now, but have only now started to read in it regularly. it's another one i'd like to finish by the end of summer.

a fifth book that i want to read is a german cookbook about seasonal cooking. i have some very good english/american cookbooks about organic and whole food cooking that i regularly consult. but i chose a german one  this time because the fruits and vegetables that the book covers will be 100% local, so it's more workable for us.

what are your summer reading plans??? any recommendations? please share!


Danielle Quarmby said...

I've read 'Room' and have it here, I think it was an airport buy :) Good novel, quite strongly emotive and intriguing seeing it all from the perspective of the little boy.

Haven't read the others though :) Let us know how you find them!

Sara {home is where the cookies are} said...

I read Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet about a year ago at the recommendation of my mom (who loved it). It was truly touching to see that part of history through the eyes of those we almost never have the opportunity of seeing through. I liked it, and the perspective. I'm going to check out some of the others you're reading too! I just finished Between, Georgia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; and Leaving Church. Currently in the middle of Inspiration - You'r Ultimate Calling. I know - I'm all over the place!!

karen said...

I have the hotel book, but I haven't read it yet. On my to read list!!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I haven't read any of these books, but even though I have a huge stack still waiting to be read I now want to add these too. :) I am reading all the Mary Karr memories and really enjoying them. I always, always read Gift of the Sea and Beach Music during the summer, they both are perfect shore reading.

Mama Gone Green said...

My summer reading list is here:
I have been wanting to read hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet for awhile as well. I have heard good things.
Happy reading!

Marianne said...

I love love love reading "real" books and don't want to get into the habit of screen-reading! A book to me is something precious, something you'd want to hold in your hands, feeling the paper, while your eyes and mind delve into all those letters printed, letting you imagine people and sights.

Right now I am reading "The Happiness Project", and want to start "Pioneer Women", before starting "The Lost Daughters of China" - or maybe I'll read the last two books parallel, what I've been doing many times with other books that interested me at the same time.

Thank you for your suggestions!

Heather said...

Those books look interesting! I have heard every day blessings mentioned a few times, I think I will look for it at the library.

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