Bethany’s Summer Reading


Summer is my favorite time of year. Swimming, grilling, sun tans, and ice cream–does it get any better!? Also, in spite of being done with college for over 10 years, I still operate on the school schedule and associate summer with reading books of my choice. (Of course, I read books of my choice year around now, but whatever!). Here’s what I have planned for Summer 2013!

1. The Pursuit of God – this book is a re-read for me. It always ministers to my soul. Plus, the chapters are short so I can squeeze one in at breakfast, even when the kids are at their most demanding.

2. Parenting by the Book – I enjoy reading parenting books. I read widely and can almost always glean something good. John Rosemond’s books fall into the catagory of gulping rather than gleaning. My dad gave me A Family of Value several years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite parenting books of all time. I borrowed The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works this Spring and found it very applicable. I can’t wait to see what this one holds!

3. 7 Myths of Working Mothers – I discovered Suzanne Venker last year, became an instant fan and promptly ordered her book!

4. The Creative Family and Handmade Home – A friend loaned me both of these books in February. I’m holding them hostage as I slowly soak up Amanda Blake Soule’s wonderful ideas on how to have an inspired, imaginative home where my children and I create side-by-side.

5. Design*Sponge at Home – I know, I know, this is a coffee table book not a novel to be read cover-to-cover. But again, this book is a borrow and I have to give it back so I’m going through it systematically.

6. Gone Girl – my book club is reading this novel. It’s our “cream-puff treat” between Les Mes and Crime and Punishment. For the record, I did not read Les Mes but I love thick Russian novels so bring on the Dostoyevsky!

7. For the Children’s Sake – if you’re never read Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s exploration of what education means for the Christian, read it NOW! I was so inspired by the book when I first read it that I vowed to read it periodically. With my first year of home education starting in September, this is the summer.

On deck: Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Joy Unspeakable and Wheat Belly.


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One Response to Bethany’s Summer Reading

  1. Heather says:

    I can’t wait to hear how you like Parenting by the Book. At your recommendation, I’m working my way through The Well-Behaved Child. I’m inspired and convicted afresh.

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