Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Reading List

I was going to call this "A Summer Reading List," but then I realized that this will take me into fall and winter, most likely. So let's be real. I'm putting this list out there mainly for myself, because I always jot titles onto random scraps of paper, and then... Lose them.

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers (Meg Meeker)  (I'm almost finished with this one. It's a really easy read and refreshment for the weary mother.)
Basil Moreau Essential Writings
On the Road (Jack Kerouac, book club)

In Queue:
Bossy Pants (Tina Fey)
Dad Is Fat (Jim Gaffigan)
Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. (Leandra Medine)

A Good Man is Hard to Find (Flannery O'Connor, book club)
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger, book club)
Following Polly (Karen Bergreen)
Rules of Civility (Amor Towles)

The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to be Beautiful (Myquillyn Smith)
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Ann Voskamp)
The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell)
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise)
French Cooking In Ten Minutes: Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life (Edouard de Pomiane)

Any title by Elizabeth Goudge

To Reread:
The Intellectual Life (A.G. Sertillanges)

What's on your reading list?


  1. just read the nesting place at the request of my friend sarah. so good! finished it in 2 days! and it inspired me to finally start hanging things up in my house again and stop fearing that it will be imperfect...which meant i was doing nothing.

    1. I just tried to reserve it at the library, but I guess lots of others have put it on hold! I'm glad you liked it, now I'm even more impatient to read it!

  2. you can totally just borrow mine! first design book (more a design philosophy) i have ever read and it was super interesting. and tons of lovely pictures of her house to boot! ahhhhhhhh. i love decorating!!!!!!!!!!

  3. glad to see that we have a few of the same books on our lists, Masha : )

    1. Ooh, good, Seza! I like to chat books over when I'm done, but usually J and I don't read the same books. I miss out on that other perspective! Maybe we can compare notes ;)

  4. As you might guess, I love this list. ;-)

    1. I lean heavily on your recommendations ;) for some reason I can't imagine us disagreeing over whether a book is enjoyable or not, similar tastes and all.


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