Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Summer Reading List

I've spent quite a bit of time worrying (aka "thinking") about what our first grade year will look like come this fall. Seems like it's time to consider my own "Mother Culture." There are always a million books which are interesting, and usually I simply pick up whichever screams at me the loudest when it's time for a new one;) But I decided that for this summer, I will work from a list! Some books I already own, some I will get used, and some I just might picked up brand-new, but all are calling my name at the moment. I've tried to create a balance between fiction, history, poetry, spiritual reading, and fun. Here are the books that will be in my tote as I navigate through the summer months.

Nothing Daunted, by Dorothy Wickenden

Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems

Mornings on Horseback, by David McCullough

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

The Scent of Water, by Elizabeth Goudge

Nathan Coulter, by Wendell Berry

Moral Beauty, God's Grace: Major Poems and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Beauty in the World: Rethinking the Foundations of Education, by Stratford Caldecott

Whew. That's quite a list! We'll see what there ends up being time for...some of this may trickle over into fall....
What are you planning to read this summer?

1 comment:

  1. These all look pretty much fantastic! I am about to *finally* finish Wolf Hall (50 pages left!) and will definitely be reading the sequel after a bit of time off. ;) I have never read any Goudge (I started Green Dolphin Street once a few years ago but it got put aside when I went into labor with Cate--LOL), but The Scent of Water is on my to-read list. I heard the Caldecott book was wonderful. Off to make my own list now...