In the short stack for July

Hey Friends!

I hope all my American readers had a lovely Independence Day. We had lots of fireworks scattered throughout our area and we could enjoy some of them from the front porch before bedtime. We also got a bit of a lightning show from God and we loved that His always far outweighs the others.

How is the summer reading coming along? Some of you shared a few books you were tackling this summer. Feel free to give me an update or share your recommendations in the comments below. I posted my summer reading challenge at the beginning of June if you are interested in seeing that.

I have a few books in the stack right now. True to form I am reading mostly nonfiction again. I can’t help it. LOL I tend to be a research minded human and love learning. I also love diving into a topic when it hits my radar and learning everything I can about something. I am not a halfway person by any stretch of the imagination. I need to know ALL THE THINGS. With that in mind here are the next books up in my stack… some are already in progress.

I have a rather large collection of Elisabeth Elliot books. Her stories keep me grounded. I can’t wallow in self pity when I read about her life and experiences.
I have a few money books in my stack this year and it was just time for this one. I actually started it in June but have not gotten very far, yet. I am looking for some contentment and minimalism inspiration. This is where I landed.
I have been reading the book of Psalms every month… all the way through each month and the Proverbs. I recently went to a used bookstore and picked this up because who doesn’t love a good C. S. Lewis read, right?
This is a book I promised my youngest son I would read while he is at camp this summer. He likes to read books and discuss them with me and he read this one earlier this year. It happens to be free on Audible with a membership so I am listening as I read the book, too. Visual plus Auditory input is the best! I also recently finished Deep Work by Cal Newport so we could chat about that one, too. My boy chooses great books!
My one fiction book right now… LOL and it’s a MURDER MYSTERY! Christie is kind of like comfort food for me. This is from the Colonel Race series she wrote. I believe there are four in that series. There is just something really satisfying about her books because the bad guy always gets it in the end. I need to be reminded of that right now. 😉

It is also the beginning of the second half of 2021. I know… hard to fathom but we are there. I am doing a revamp after evaluating goals and such for the next 6 months. My word for this year has been abide… it is still extremely relevant so I will stick with that.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Leann

2 thoughts on “In the short stack for July

  1. As always, I enjoyed reading your post, Leann. How wonderful that your teenage son wants to discuss books with you! Mine didn’t even read books at that age, much to my dismay.

    A very large percentage of my reading used to be fiction, heavy on well-researched historical fiction, with an occasional non-fiction book thrown in because I knew I should be reading it. In the past 18 months or so, however, the pendulum has begun to swing the other way. I have stacks of non-fiction that I’m working through! It’s much slower going for me, so my total books read for the year will be markedly less, but there are so many important books to be read right now. Most of them have been recommendations from Alisa Childers, Allie Beth Stuckey, and/or the Center for Biblical Unity, among others.

    Great Society by Amity Shlaes is my current primary project – eye-opening, to say the least! I’m also reading Knowing God by J.I. Packer, a chapter each Sunday, if possible. I’d heard about it for years but had never read it, and am so glad that I’m doing so now.

    Here’s to more good reads before the summer is over!

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  2. Good book choices! I think it’s wonderful that your youngest son loves talking about books with you. That’s pretty special. About my book choices, well the only ones I had planned to read were H.E. Bates’s Pop Larkin series. But it was too titillating, which really disappointed me because he writes really well. So on to something else. But I know not what. Happy Wednesday, Leann!

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