7 books I want to read

A few years ago I remember seeing lots of Summer Reading Lists floating around the ‘net. Inspired by the idea, I began collecting ideas for my own summer reading list. Until I realized my summer schedule with small children looks fairly identical to my fall, winter, and spring schedule and free reading time doesn’t automatically appear with the entrance of the summer season.

However, periodically I get a handful of books in my head that keep floating to the top of my “to read” list.
Here are 7 books I want to read:

7 books i want to read

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ONE | by Jen Wilkin. You already know how much I benefited from Jen’s first book. After hearing Jen overflow with love for God in her teaching, I’m guessing this book will be one where I spend a lot of time worshiping Christ.

TWO | The subtitle of this book is Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts. Sometimes I feel like I constantly struggle with the right perspective towards God’s gifts – adoring the ones I have, despising what I don’t, and a host of other options in between. Therefore, this book immediately interested me.

THREE | I listened to Sally Clarkson talking about this book when it first came out. It sounds like a practical, purposeful book. You already know how I feel about a home having purpose.

FOUR | I’ve received countless (okay, probably 7) recommendations to read this book. Touted as a must for homeschooling parents, I’m hoping this book will cause me to think deeply about the way I educate my children.

FIVE | I just really want to work through this book. I think it would be entertaining in addition to helping my writing skills. This is the Young Writer’s Edition, which I’ve read is cleaner than the edition for older writers. I’m all about the clean edition.

SIX | Written for children, this is a book aimed at teaching little ones to protect their bodies. I just requested that my library purchase this book, so I’m looking forward to borrowing it. If I love it as much as all the reviews say I will, I plan to buy this to use as a teaching tool with my own precious littles.

SEVEN | From the back of the book: “The Hidden Art of Homemaking will appeal immediately to anyone who believes that the place in which we live needs to be a center of meaningful living and personal enrichment.” I am in the first chapter of this book and loving it. Don’t let the horridly ugly cover fool you. The cover is indeed ugly. But so far, I’m loving the content.

And there you have it. 7 books I want to read.

What are you reading lately? Have you read any of the titles above?

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  1. Rachel says:

    Awesome list ! God Made Me is so good! We bought a copy for our church resource table and got great feedback from several parents! It definitely took the awkwardness out of a hard conversation with my boys!
    AND, my hubby told me that he just bought None Like Him for me at T4G!! I’m so excited for him to get home so I can dig in! 😉

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