Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer Reading List 2017 - Kelley

Reading is probably one of my favorite hobbies, and probably the one I spend the most time on. I've always been a reader, and I remember getting in trouble when I was a kid for turning my light back on after I was supposed to be in bed.  I definitely got caught a few times reading until well after midnight.

I'm not someone who is picky about what I read on either.  I love real, paperback books.  I had a Nook for a while and loved to read on it. I'll read on my iPad, or on my phone.  I have to say, that I do  really enjoy reading on the iPad or phone because of the simplicity of the OverDrive app.  Have you ever heard of this?

Basically, it's a Library app.  You download the app on your device and then input your library card information. This gives you access to your library's electronic copies of books. SO easy. You "check them out" for two weeks at a time, and the app automatically returns them for you.  I can't even tell you the number of books I've read on that app.  Love it.

So anyway, I'm listing a few books that are on my reading list for this summer.  I jokingly say that the list is for the summer, but I'll likely get these read in the next month or so.  I told you I love to read! (Plus, I'm a relatively quick reader. I'll get through most books in just a couple of days.)


If any of YOU have read books lately that you've enjoyed, please share them in the comments! I'm always looking for more to add to my list!



I'm going to go ahead and preface this by saying, I typically love to read fiction over nonfiction. So this one may take me a bit longer to get through. When I read anything nonfiction, I like to just do a chapter or so a day so that I actually absorb what I'm reading and let it sink in. What better thing to take my time on than something that will (hopefully) help me learn how to practice more patience and give more grace to my kids.  In the craziness of parenting, it is always great to be reminded that we should shift our focus off of "being good" and more towards God's redeeming grace. 



Oh my.  Just based on the title, I don't really think there could be a more perfect book for me than this right now. I love my job, and I love being in the workplace, but it is TOUGH y'all.  Finding that balance and keeping your priorities in order, without being overwhelmed, is a challenge. I'm looking forward to this one.  


Nicholas Sparks. Enough said, right? I mean The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle....  I've missed his books the past few years since he's apparently been super busy writing film scripts.  I'm excited to check this one out. Hopefully it lives up to the high standard he set for himself! 


If you love John Grisham, you'll probably enjoy Robert Whitlow. I have read quite a few of his books and enjoyed them all. They are fiction, but really make you think about ethical situations. I've added this newest one to the list for summer. 


And lastly is a book by Francine Rivers.  Her book Redeeming Love is probably one of my all time favorites.  Since reading that one, I haven't read much by Francine Rivers, only because I was sure nothing else could live up to my expectations!  Bridge to Haven was first published in 2014, so it's not new, but it is new to me. I'll let you know what I think!

That's it! Like I said, if you have any "must read" books to add to the list, please let me know! 

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