I make an ambitious reading list every year. I never get through the whole thing but you have to have goals. Here's what's on tap for me this summer:
The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. I experienced a bit of Norris when I checked out Amazing Grace from the library early this year. I didn't get to finish that one, but I bought this one so...
Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller. When he talks about walking through Laurelhurst Park it makes me long for Portland.
Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton. I'm thinking of leading another "theology park" -- only not theology this time. This book may be a good fit. (TNL moms... take note!)
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. I need a good shot of him every year. He's good like crack.
The Religious Potential of the Child ages 6-12 by Sofia Cavaletti. My 10 year old isn't getting any younger and I still haven't read this one. It will be my schooling inspiration for this summer.
Faith Matters: Faith Mentoring in the Faith Community by Sondra Higgins Matthaei. This is one of the few seminary texts I kept. I plan to put it to good use this year in our new community.
Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World by Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons. I've already read most of this but I skipped the academic application chapters because I knew I'd want to digest them while I was considering curriculum for the next school year.
Eat, Pray, Love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert. Because I need to read more biographies.
I only got through three books last summer, but I have a head start on two of these already so I'm aiming high...again.