Summer 2015: Reading List

Summer reading is different from the reading I do during the semester as an English grad student. There are no rules and no time restraints. And I love it. Here’s what I’m reading this summer.


  • A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
    • Written after Lewis’s wife Joy passed away after 3 years of marriage, this book is a life-changer. And though I’ve studied him in other contexts, both religious and literary, it’s so good to see someone like Lewis in such a raw way.
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    • You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. Amy is the queen of the world.
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling
    • For a junk read, I can’t complain. Mindy Kaling is honest and funny in this book, and I love her as an actress and a public figure. But I wouldn’t read it again.
  • 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
    • Another life-changer, especially for those in busy families. It sent my mom into a flurry of good choices.
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    • Intense and a little crazy. But I can’t wait to watch the movie.

In Progress:

  • The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  • The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

On Deck:

  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • How to Tell a Story and Other Essays by Mark Twain

4 thoughts on “Summer 2015: Reading List

  1. You MUST read 7! I’m about to re-read it soon. So good and will be inspiring for your simplifying journey 🙂

    P.S. I’m stalking your blog so excuse all my comments at once haha


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