Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Summer Reading List

Every summer I have high aspirations for my reading list. I usually think I can read about five books, which is definitely possible for your avid reader, but I'm lazy. I usually only get through a half a book because there always seem to be better things to do than read.
My list this year includes some books that I've started, some that I'm reading again, and some that I've heard are good and want to try. Here they are:
1. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
2. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
3. A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
4. As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers
5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
6. The Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

I'm looking forward to trying real hard to finish these. Have any of you read them? What did you think?


  1. I read "The Great Divorce." It's a fun read—not too hard to get in to, either!

    I've read McLaren's "A New Kind of Christian," and he has good intentions, but theologically he's way off.

    Let me know if Chan and Steinbeck are enjoyable.

    P. S. I read your blog sometimes.

  2. thanks Jack! I appreciate your input. I've read East of Eden before... it's wonderful, but theologically way off too. Just a good read.

  3. Yay! Let me know what you think of these! I love all the possibilities that the beginning of summer holds!

  4. 2--loved.

    4--people who are enraptured with the marcus/hadassah story (such as you and I) often find the third one to be disappointing. If you read it, let me know what you think.

    5--I LOVE. I know you do too.

    6--literally just finished this yesterday. Very interesting and inspirational at first, but the middle gets a bit drawn out. The end makes it all worth it, but just so you know.

    7--Johnny Vote Thacker For Jailer.

    I love you.

  5. 1 - Started it. Wasn't that impressed. Didn't finish it. (This is also a part of Abby's summer reading list)

    2 - Love it. Easy read.

    No comment on the rest. I do, however, LOVE Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.