Ideally, I like to have one fiction at a time, although I can do more. This summer, my husband is reading aloud to me a fiction book and I am reading one to myself. This is quite fun. I love talking about these books together. I find having several nonfiction books going at a time slows me down, but I enjoy having the variety to choose from. My "to-read" list on Goodreads is far, far too long at 81 books. Will I ever read them all?
So, here is what I am reading...
Side By Side, Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by Edward T. Welch is the latest book that I have started to read. I am reading it because I want to be a better small group leader. My goal is to read one chapter a day. Who could not use "practical guidance to love others well?" So far I really love this book. It is easy to understand.
Now You're Speaking My Language: Honest Communication and Deeper Intimacy For a Stronger Marriage by Gary Chapman is also on my currently reading list. I found this a hard book to get into at first because it covers material that I already know. I am hanging in there, though. It is a good refresher book on marriage communication. I purchased it for $2 on my Kindle, which was worth that much.
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym is our current read aloud. If you have never read Barabra Pym, you might have missed a gem of a writer. This is my second time through CH, this time with my husband. I totally enjoy the self-absorbed characters and their foolish paths of destruction. It is quintessential Brittish dry humor.
Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food by Susan Albers (on loan from the library). I am going to purchase this book as soon as I can find a used copy for a good price. My number one goal in life, besides loving God will all my heart and soul, is to be a mindful eater!
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert is a historical fiction book based on diaries and letters of Rose Wilder Lane and her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is new territory for me. I knew that Rose did a bit of the writing for her mother, but this book goes farther into the depths of Rose's involvement. It is well written and I am enjoying it thus far.
To be read soon...
Home Comforts The Art & Science of Keeping Home by Cheryl Mendelson. I bought a used copy for $5. I cannot wait to dig into this BIG book of home keeping!
Essential Oils for Beginners by Althea Press (on loan from the library). I do not know much about this book, but I could borrow it from my Kindle and so I did. I want to learn more about essential oils and this is a good place to begin.
The Complete Emily Starr Collection by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I bought this collection for $2 on my Kindle. I am looking forward to it. I have and love the Anne books.
You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt. This is another book that I bought for pennies on my Kindle. I am eager to see what Eleanor has to say.
What are you reading? No, wait. Do not tell me. I cannot add one more book to my list. :)