Summer Reading List

It's been far too long since we talked books around here. With all the busyness going on my book pile has been growing, not diminishing. I always have a to-read pile on my table next to the couch and as the summer has been progressing I've been adding to it. Now that I have a bit of downtime (the word is relative) I'm starting to make my way through them. Some are favorites that I am re-reading, but others are new ones that I'm excited to read for the first time.

Jane Austen in Scarsdale: or, Love, Death and the SATs. This is a lighthearted (so far) book. It centers around one Anne Ehrlich, a 30 something teacher that thinks maybe her one chance for true love has passed her by, until that one true love's nephew shows up at her college, and just maybe there is a chance that it's not too late to re-connect with her soulmate? This is a new book to me and I just started it.

A River Runs Through It. I love, love, love the movie adaptation of this book, but have never read the book itself (gasp). Looking forward to starting this one.

Home Is Where My People Are. Witty, real, and entertaining, this book is a memoir told in the first person. Sophie Hudson shares tales of growing up and her life experiences.

The Lifegiving Home. Inspiring all homemakers, and lovers of home, Sally Clarkson has done it again. A book to encourage you in making your dwelling place not just a house, but a home.

Welcome To The Farm.  All things homestead this is a wonderful book chockful of helpful how-tos, recipes, and tips. Also, (bonus!) beautiful photos.

The Summer Book. Susan Branch's books are the best. Like, for real, the best. Charming, easy to browse through and read. Full of stories, recipes, and delightful illustrations. She has a set of books (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) and this is the summertime one.

Pocketful Of Pinecones. I've read this book a few times but not in a while so I'm re-reading it again. A first person, journal-like story told through the eyes of a mother living in the 30s that has just been introduced to Charlotte Mason's teachings.


  1. That is a great list of books yu have there! Have you read Susan Branch's 'A Fine Romance'? or one of her author 2 biographocal books? I highly recommend it.

  2. I've been a lurker on your blog for some time now, so I figured this was as good a time as any to comment...especially seeing how this post is all about books. That just so happens to be one of my most favorite things...and I love your reading list! The Lifegiving Home was and is a favorite of mine- I've read it twice already, with plans to read it again soon. Sally Clarkson's other book, The Lifegiving Table is also wonderful.

    Susan Branch is another author I adore, and her paintings are simply gorgeous! I have her wall calendar hanging up and my, is it a beauty!

    I'm currently reading a book on hospitality called, "The Simplest Way to Change the World" and am enjoying it so far. I'm hoping to finish it up before Sarah Clarkson's book, "Book Girl" comes out in just a few weeks. :)

    Just wanted to say that I love your blog...wishing you a lovely rest of the week!


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