I got a package from Amazon this week, which is always happy. It included some of my summer reads. I have picked way too many. I’ll share my summer reading list, but I can assure you this will be a summer/fall (and probably winter) reading list.
The Great Gatsby. I’m almost done with this, just a chapter to go. Seriously such a weird book but I love it too. I started reading this because I read the Paris Wife a few weeks ago and it made me want to read more about the Fitzgeralds. Which brings me to my next choice….
Call Me Zelda. This is a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. Apparently they were the king and queen of the Jazz Age, which I find intriguing. Also I think both of them were either on drugs and/or geniuses…both of which make for interesting reading. I’m excited to read this one.
The Hidden Art of Homemaking. I’ve wanted to read this for a long time. It looks like a sweet book. I need some inspiration in the home right now. I’ve always thought the homemaking really is an art.
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. I bought this book for a friend a while back and I almost kept it 😉 It’s a story all about the real family that lived in the house where they film Downton Abbey. I’m completely obsessed with that show, so I can’t imagine I won’t like this book.
Raising a Modern Day Princess. I’ve had this book for way too long without reading it. I’ve skimmed a little and it looks like a great book. Sophie is so in love with make-up and pretty things. I want her to know it’s what’s inside that counts. Hoping this book has some constructive advice to give.
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The Strong-Willed Child. This is such a great book. I love Dr. Dobson so much. I decided way early in my parenting career that there are way too many parent-advice books out there so you just need to pick your favorite author and drink in their knowledge. Dr. Dobson is that for me. He’s practical and confident and I love what he has to day.
The Schwarzbein Principle. With thirty or so pounds of baby weight to lose and next to no time to exercise, I fully embrace the fact that any weight loss right now is going to come from nutrition. I have read this book before, but I love it and want to brush up on it. Schwarzbein principle is so simple. She basically just backs the fact that eating real foods is what’s best for our bodies, not crazy dieting. For weight loss and maintaining, she suggests the low-carb method because our bodies read carbs the same way they read sugar and sugar makes us gain. So I’ll be skimming through this again.
So that’s my list for this summer (fall/winter). Have you read any of these? What’s on your summer reading list?