Thursday, February 24, 2011

Summer 2011 Reading List

It's getting to be that time of year again. The time when I like to collect a bunch of books and make an official reading list for the summer. I read mostly non-fiction books like, decorating, cookbooks, gardening, devotionals, manuals, etc...but I like to read a little fiction too.
My favorite place to read is in my beloved hammock. A favorite drink, a comfy pillow, a cardinal flirting with me and a good book or magazine. Can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

I also love to read when I'm traveling. I'm one of the fortunate ones that don't get car sick from reading...or knitting...or from anything else I can think of. Since it's a little hard to read in the car when I'm driving (LOL), I usually stick to an audio book, but when I'm a passenger, I love to have a book or magazine in my lap (unless there's a little black pug there instead). Since I've recently started traveling by train, I've discovered that it's a pretty cozy place to curl up with a good book too.

I've collected a few books for my list already.
  • The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Set Free, What the Bible says about grace by Jack Cottrell
  • Backwards in High Heels, The impossible art of being female by Tania Kinderslely & Sarah Vine
  • Small changes for a better life, daily steps to living God's plan for you by Elizabeth George
  • The Pioneer Woman, Black heels to tractor wheels by Ree Drummond
I still have a few to pick up.
201 Knitting Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Nicki Trench
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl
In The Company of Others by Jan Karon (yes, I love me some Father Tim)
And lastly, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

That should be enough to keep me busy for awhile.

How about you? What are you planning on reading this summer?


  1. I have a TBR pile of pushing 100. So I just usually stand in front of it and decide what I feel like reading next.

  2. I can't seem to make a list because I read them as I get them!! I will have to borrow some of yours. I read the Happiness Project and liked it a lot.

  3. I just finished reading the "Lumby" books by Gail Fraser. It is a good series about a quirky little town in the Rocky Mountains. A couple buy a former a monestery and turn it in to a bed and breakfast. It reminds me of the Mitford books.