Do you know that we are almost halfway through summer? NOOOOOOOOO. I know. I just want to freeze summer. The last couple weeks have been really chill for us, which has been so nice. We did go camping in Tofino but mainly we've just been hanging around the house and that has been a refreshing change from the go-go-go summers. Last week James rented a chainsaw for a day and went to town on our hedges and the pear tree that was taller than our house !!!! Our yard is looking fiiiiine and I'm getting pumped to plant for next year.
I've also managed to get quite a bit of reading in and I'm happy to report that I'm almost half way through my Summer Reading List! #teacherspet
What I've read so far:
1. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand....I thought it was ok. A little drawn out but hey it's a summer chick lit and got me dreaming of Nantucket!
2. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion....Definitely gobbled up this one. If you haven't read The Rosie Project, do that right away! The sequel was cute but not as good as the first one. It was enjoyable enough to recommend though. The main character is just hilarious...love that Don Tillman.
3. One plus One by Jojo Moyes...I don't know why I keep reading her books. I find them all just mediocre. This one had a cute ending but I don't think getting there was worth it.
4. Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan...This one was a non-fiction story about a young journalist who seems to go crazy. It was very intense. A lot of medical stuff, which I may have skimmed through but it was very riveting and I would highly recommend it!
Simplify by Bill Hybels...I'm slowly working through this one. It's beautiful but takes a lot of work because there are action steps at the end of every chapter.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving...just started this one and I'm loving it. Owen Meany is such a darling character. It's a long one though so I'll probably take awhile finishing it!
4 down, 2 in progress and 4 to go! Don't know if I'll get through them all but I'm going to try!
Do you have a summer reading list? Are you reading any of the ones above? I'd love to hear about it! And p.s. if you're joining the summer reading club be sure to tag your instagrams with #ssheartbookclub
Love you to the moon & back,
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