Thursday, May 23, 2019

Summer Reading

This year, I'm welcoming summer with a little more enthusiasm than in the recent past.

Don't get me wrong. I like summer for many reasons. But I'll be especially glad this summer for things slowing down, for baseball on the radio, and for a healthy dose of ice cream from the local stand.

I'll also have a 5-week sabbatical in June. So, you know, there'll be that, too.

Anyway. A new season means a new list of books that I plan to read. Here's what I hope to get to, among other possibilities:
  • Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • God Land by Lyz Lenz
  • A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
  • I'm Telling the Truth but I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi
  • Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
  • In Praise of the Useless Life by Paul Quenon
  • Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
  • Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Millenneagram by Hannah Paasch
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
It's the usual mix: some novels, a few churchy/spirituality books, some memoirs, and some others.

What are you reading this summer?

If you're stuck for ideas, I can suggest a few.