Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Reading List

It is soooo hot here.  I'm reeeally looking forward to getting our power bill.  That should be fun.  Anyway, wanted to share with y'all my summer reads.  Please share what you've been reading! 

1.  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - Terribly depressing.  Has anyone read this?  What did you think?

2.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Can't wait to start this one!

3.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Am I the only person who hasn't read this?  I never read it in school, but I feel like it is a classic, so I should.  

4.  The Valley of the Light by Terry Kay - I think Terry Kay can do no wrong!  Love everything he writes!

5.  The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards - This was on the "new" shelf at the library.  

6.  Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - I've read the first two.  I love HP, but I've decided not to check out any more HP books from the library.  Lets just say they were, um, "well used" - Live and Learn!


These are also a few on my list:

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

In other news, I love this kitchen - Can't remember where I found this image (maybe off Tessa's blog @ Nine & Sixteen - she has the best inspiration photos!), but kudos to whoever designed this masterpiece.  Simply Perfection!


And in other, other news, you know you live in a small town when you stop at a railroad crossing and this is in front of you....


Happy Tuesday!
Stay cool!

28 comments:

Amanda said...

OMG I want that kitchen! Bad.

Liz at Style and Ease said...

I read The Help and it's a great story. It took me a bit to get into it, but I'm excited to see the movie once it's out. I hope you like it!

Lu said...

The Help is amazing and HP's are wonderful! I need to read Jane Eyre...seriously can't believe I escaped all of my schooling without that one! Thanks for the ideas for my next reads!

Maggieb said...

The Help is awesome.. did take a while to get into, but was very good!! You should read it soon so you can go see the movie when it comes out in a month!

Jenny in Ohio said...

yep, ditto on The Help.

And Harry Potter! yay! I read all the books after they were all already out and finished in like 2 weeks...what a dork. haha.

Sara Louise said...

The Help is currently my 'next up' read. I'm reading Captain & Kings which seems to be taking me forever because I haven't had much time. After The Help I think I'm going to check out The Hunger Games to see what all the fuss is about.

That kitchen is PERFECTION! Seriously, having coffee there every morning would be amazing.

And yep, I know all about getting stuck behind tractors here in my village, but never at a stop light, because we're so tiny, we don't even have a stop light! No stop sign either! TINY!

Leah said...

Absolutely loved The Help!

Jenny said...

The Help is great and Heaven is for Real is next on my list! Love the tractor! I always giggle when I pass one on the road :)

SKB said...

I LOVED The Help-fantastic read. I too have never read Jane Eyre and I actually have it on my shelf to read this summer. I also LOVE all of the Harry Potter books!

Ashley said...

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is one I just finished. You can easily do it in an afternoon or two! :) A number of your reads are on my list too!

I Do Declare said...

I've never read anything by Terry Kay, but I will have to check him out!

Caroline said...

The Help is one of my faves! You should read Same Kind of Different As Me--it will change your life! Room is another good one.
p.s. that kitchen is amazing!

Lindsay said...

SO glad i ran across your blog! i have been on the hunt for some new summer reads!

Molly said...

I've heard only great things about 'The Help'. That's next on my list!

Also, I finished 'Heaven Is For Real' in one day! It's a sweet, uplifting story. Perfect summer read :)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I read The Help on our honeymoon and it's absolutely wonderful. You'll love it very much. Upon the recommendation of friends that we met on the h'moon, I'm now reading One Day. It's okay - certainly not as good as The Help in my opinion.

Angie said...

Oh, no! I loved THE PARIS WIFE! I can see the depressing...but I loved the fact that I felt such strong love/hate emotions throughout the book. And I was so attached to Hadley.

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing; I am finishing up my William and Kate bio which is easy, fun reading. I'm also counting down the days until the movie based on The Help comes out in August. I loved that book and hope you love it too!!

Happiness Is... said...

I want to read Gone With the Wind, too. I have never read Jane Eyre. LOVED The Help.

Tessa said...

thanks for the link love, sista! mwah! the kitchen comes from a blog called "for the love of a house". her home was just shot for renovation style magazine, should be purrrrty!! she used to own, or maybe still does, an antique business. no wonder we love it, right?!

currently reading "the piano teacher" and after that i'm going to read "the room" - neither very uplifting though!

xo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I know you are going to LOOOVE The Help! I also love that kitchen, especially the chairs!

Meagan B said...

Can't go wrong with The Help or Harry Potter!! :) and Jane Eyre is great too. Isn't summer just the best for reading. Hope you can enjoy the books!

Sarah Jane said...

I love everything about this post! And also I am loving your blog. Just became a follower and I look forward to reading more. Love the tractor... I am a small town girl too.

-Sarah livinglifelakeside.blogspot.com

Maryland Magnolia said...

You will love "The Help"! And the movie is coming out mid-August which I'm SO excited for :)

I'm currently reading the HP series too! I'm in the middle of the 5th book. I was trying to finish before the last movie came out, but I don't think I'm going to make it :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i loved the help!! read it in about 2 days - i couldn't put it down!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

LOVED The Help and just started The Paris Wife. I'm now looking forward to seeing The Help movie. Another light read that is going to be out in the movies starring Anne Hathaway is One Day. If you want to read something not too deep that's a fun one.

Keri said...

I just finished the Help and loved it! I am reading The Paris Wife now! LOVE summer reading!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i just found your blog and following you now :-) love that kitchen, gorgeous! wish it could be my own! meg

Kelly said...

Jane Eyre is wonderful! And when you're done, read Wide Sargasso Sea (it's from the perspective of someone else in Jane Eyre. I don't want to tell you who until you've read Jane Eyre or it'll ruin it!)

 
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