Elizabeth’s Summer Reading List
While my children are moaning and groaning over having to make it through their summer reading list, I am so excited to work through mine. I love reading – especially summer reading, just wish I could find more time to do it.
Here is my summer reading list – 3 down, 2 to go.
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Absolutely one of my favorite reads. This book takes you inside the homes, minds and culture of a small town in Mississippi in 1962. The story, narrated by three women, is riveting – couldn’t put it down. It was truly one of those books that I was so sorry to have end. Also, a great choice for a book club. The movie is being released next month, a must read before you see the movie.
2. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
This quick and interesting read tells the story of a four-year old boy’s “near death/death” experience and exchanges with God as recounted by his father. As a parent, it is chilling to read about this family’s trials, but thoroughly warming and inspiring as their faith sees them through this more than challenging time in their lives.
3. Wonderful Tonight – George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Patti Boyd
Being a Beatles and Eric Clapton fan, this book had been on my list for a while. I was intrigued by the memoir of Patti Boyd, a young model who shared a time in her life with each of these two iconic artists’ (at one point they overlap…). What was interesting to me was to have her pull back the curtain on their lifestyle in the ‘60’s, 70’s and into the ‘80’s while Clapton and Harrison were creating music history. Did you know Patti was the inspiration for Harrison’s “Something” and Clapton’s “Layla”?
4. Knowing Your Value – Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski
The title says it all – hoping there are some valuable takeaways.
5. The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home by Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla
I can’t wait to read this book by fellow Lifetime Mom Editors, Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla. It’s sure to be an inspiring and valuable resource to many moms.
If you have any recommendations, please share them so I can replenish my list.