As a homeschooler, I tend to spend most of the school year reading books that tend to do with the kids' lessons. I am able to sneak in a book for myself occasionally and always a few good magazines. I don't mind reading the books for the lessons because I am learning so much right along with them and I completely enjoy it. But the summer is my time. Soon enough I will pick the school books back up again and prepare for our year ahead, but I have had quite a wonderful break from them.
I began my fun summer reading with this wonderful book. It's such a great read and I enjoyed it so much. It's the kind of life that I am slowly working to achieve. These times are not my times. I think I was born in the wrong era and could go back in time to when things were simpler. Although, I would need to bring a computer so I can blog. LOLThis was the next book on my list. A quick read that made my mouth water with all the wonderful recipes and made me want to get on a plane and travel to France, even more than I already wanted.
This was such a strong story. I had not seen the movie before I read the book but have it on my to do list now. My daughter read it and now my son is. The innocence of Bruno in the story just captures your heart and really makes you think.
After that I certainly needed something a little lighter. I have been enjoying this amazing book. The pictures, colors, recipes and ideas are just fabulous. This is like a small luxury for me. Though I wanted to read it all at once I made myself stop every couple of pages and think about what I read and enjoy the colorful photos on every page. I will keep this book on my nightstand and bring it out when I need a little inspiration or need to realize how important the gentle arts really are.
The next book on my list is this one. I have only started going through the pages this afternoon but was distracted with some work we are doing in my daughter's room. I ended up taking apart a bench she had in her room. We are on a quest to make her room more mature. There was a lot of purging, new bedding bought, and now we are looking for just the right paint color. So I never made it back to my book but will enjoy it tonight with a cup of tea. Can't wait.
The last book on my list is Julie & Julia. Of course, I will want to see this film when it comes out but I hope to enjoy the book first. It seems wonderful and I can't wait.
What's on your summer reading list?