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Summer Reading List – 12 Books to Start My Summer

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I read. A lot. Probably more than I should. (But the pros and cons of my reading addiction are a topic for another day.)

The subject of Books I’m Reading has come up in multiple conversations over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share (an incomplete) list of the book-worlds I plan to immerse myself in this summer.

1. Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (WRITING)

2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (HISTORICAL FICTION: WWII ERA)

3. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey (MEMOIR)

4. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (HISTORICAL FICTION: PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA)

5. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (WRITING)

6. Hollow City By Ransom Riggs (YA FICTION)

7. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (MEMOIR)

8. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy (HISTORICAL FICTION: WWII ERA)

9. Committed But Flawed: Seeking Fresh Ways to Grow Spiritually by Cecil Murphey (SPIRITUAL GROWTH)

10. This is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World by Kerri Majors (WRITING)

11. I Survived the Nazi Invasion by Lauren Tarshis (HISTORICAL FICTION FOR KIDS)

12. What Your Son Isn’t Telling You: Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys by Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger (PARENTING)

Please free to share more books-to-read ideas with me.

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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