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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

It’s been a hectic year so this summer, my list is short and sweet! I don’t want to be tied to a big, long, list of books I know I won’t get to so instead, I picked four that I know I will read and then I will spice it up with some psychological thrillers here and there as the mood strikes.

Here is what I plan to read:

The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro

The Summer Demands

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

The Friends We Keep

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Walden by Henry David Thoreau


I felt like I needed a classic in there somewhere. So, what do you think? Doable, right? Also, I think it gives me the flavor of summer but allows me a little flexibility when it comes to mood reading. I can still fit books in here and there without going totally off course.

I know many of you posted your lists while I was gone so I will be sure to look for them.

Sunday Matters: Summer Reading is Almost Here

Sunday Matters

This is the time of year where every student is hanging by a thread. They are tired, stressed and just over all of it but we aren’t quite done yet. We still have events to deal with like Senior Showcases and banquets for both choir and theatre and that last-minute push to get work turned in. Please give us strength.

Right Now:

Church this morning and then dinner prep later. I hope to sneak a few pages of reading in but also have high school ministry later so it won’t be much.

This Week:

  • Rehearsals for Little Shop begin this week.
  • Senior Showcase for theatre is this week. My daughter is not a senior but was asked to be in a senior directed piece for A Chorus Line.
  • My 25th wedding anniversary is this week.
  • Registration for summer classes is this week so the girl can get ahead for next year.


At the moment I am reading The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. It’s pretty good. Grabbed me right away. It’s being dubbed a “ghost story with a twist” but I am liking the slow build.


Not much. I really want to catch-up on movies that I should have seen prior to Endgame like, Black Panther and Thor Ragnarok. Not to mention Captain Marvel. But I saw a clip for Wine Country on Netflix and that looked interesting too.  I am so over Maya Rudolph but it still looks good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried a darn thing but for some reason I am really into the smell of rosemary right now so I am searching for a good rosemary hand cream. I have rosemary all over my yard but the rosemary at the community garden here on campus has the most divine rosemary. I sweep my hands through the plants on the way out and it is like heaven.

Grateful for:

The whole concept of summer reading. I hardly ever stick to my list but the idea of it makes me so happy. I will be compiling a stack for that soon.

Name one book that will be on your summer reading list?