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My 2017 Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List for 2017 Graphic

This post can alternately be called “Please Let Me Read All Day While Swinging In a Hammock and Sipping A Cold Drink” but that would be too long.

My list is short but these are the books that I want to read over these hot summer months.

Summer Reading List 2017

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
American War by Omar El Akkad
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Perennials by Mandy Berman
The Party by Robyn Harding
The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

This summer I aimed for page-turners and then added the one book about summer camp. I can’t attend camp this year because of the shows my daughter is in but the student ministry leaves this weekend and I am so sad to not be going with them. I just HAD to add a summer camp book to the pile.

Are you making a list? If so, what’s the one book that you know will be on it?

Everything Can Change In An Instant

One week ago, my mother suffered a massive stroke.

Three days ago, she was taken off of life support.

Now? I sit here in a panic over what to do with my adult, mentally ill sister who was left behind by my mother’s death. 

I’ve come up with different scenarios but I also have to consider my own family in these decisions. 

Some of you know that the relationship I had with my parents was troubled and wrought with challenges. 

As the holidays approach, this is what is on my mind. Many of you heard the news through social media but I wanted to share it here too because my presence will be off and on as I figure this out.  

Prayers appreciated.