Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Reading

I HATED summer reading growing up.  I basically refused to do it.  Somehow I've moved passed my magazines only lifestyle, and I am reading my brains out this summer.

This was my first Nicholas Sparks experience (besides crying my eyes out during The Notebook movie), and I really enjoyed it.  It's just a happy story.

My grandmother had this book, and I felt an obligation to read it, now that I am a Carolinian.  It is a long, descriptive novel about the Revolutionary War.  I've read better books, but it was fun to recognize the places she talked about.

Now this has been my show stopper of the summer.  If you haven't read this book, you HAVE to.  It is culturally, spiritually, and emotionally relevant.  I've never cried at a book before; I BAWLED through this  book.  SO good.  Stephen is reading it now, so maybe he'll do a review soon.

This is a book for like Third Graders.  I fell in LOVE with Clementine.  Her thought process made perfect sense to me, which is a little scary.  I also read The Talented Clementine.  I'm looking forward to reading any others in the series.  If you're looking for a quick, giggle out loud read, pick this up.

The following are two Paula Rinehart books.  She's a Christian counselor and author/speaker.  I'm really enjoying her.  I just started this first book about casual sex's impact on women, and I really enjoyed Strong Women, Soft Hearts.  I highly recommend it.  I'm about to start another of her books, Better Than My Dreams.  I'll let you know what I think.

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