Early summer reading {twitterature}

what I'm reading in early summer Normally I share a few things making me happy on Fridays. Today as I thought what my list would look like, I kept going back to books. Naturally my list would have more than three items on it, since I rarely read just one-- or even three-- books at one time.

So I'm taking a break to join my friend Anne, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, in her monthly Twitterature meme. What's Twitterature? Simple. It's just a post of short, tweet-like book reviews of around 140 characters.

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So here's what my summer reading is looking like so far.

Recently...

Confessions of a Shopaholic

by Sophie Kinsella

A fun summer read with a clever plot and lots of British vocabulary, this is classic chick lit with a very flawed yet endearing protagonist.


 

Persuasion

by Jane Austen

I remembered little about it and thoroughly enjoyed this Austen novel. It moved quicker than I expected and featured an heroine I really liked.


 

It Won't be Yoga

by Melissa Camara Wilkins

Motherhood at its finest: a mom of five tries in-home yoga alongside her kiddos and describes the mayhem that ensues. Written by a real-life blog friend.


 

Baby Steps

by Mara Altman

A funny-- if crude & crass-- memoir of one woman's quest: to enter motherhood or not. My main draw to this was that a high school friend wrote it. Coming from a very different worldview than my own, it was thought-provoking and entertaining.


 

Currently...

Emma

by Jane Austen

The first Austen novel I ever read is even better than I remembered, especially after I've been so enjoying Emma Approved. Join us in the book club as we read this one.


 

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

by Sophie Kinsella

The humor and cleverness continues, but I can only take so much shopping. Becky Bloomwood is wearing on me so this will probably be the last I read in this series.


 

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind

edited by Jocelyn K. Glei

Meeting me right where I'm at in my search to embrace, refine and better direct my own creativity. I'm loving this one, and I'll be sharing more about it.


 

The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness

by Jerry Bridges

Teaching me lots about grace, the gospel, and the pursuit of holiness, this is my go-to book to start the day with, and I'm learning a lot. Looking forward to discussing it with my small group this summer.


 

Coming up:

I recently checked out Mindy Kaling's book and Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water, and I just got notification that my digital copy of JoJo Moyes' Me Before You is ready, so those are next on my list to crack.

What are you reading these days? I don't need any more books on my to-read list... but I can't stop adding them. ;)

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