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The Big Summer Reading List for Moms

When I resolved in January to read, I wasn't kidding!  

The funny thing about reading is this: once you commit to read more, it becomes a bit of an addiction. I can't wait to finish a book so I can start the next one, and I find myself relishing quiet time to read. 

And here's the even BETTER thing about reading: I'm watching my whole family hop on board the reading train, too. There is so much to be said for modeling a behavior you want to see in your children.

(Check out the summer reading list for kids on the blog, too!)

The list of suggestions for this summer include everything from classics to great beach reads, with a few powerful works of nonfiction thrown in, too.  And yes, there are 26 books on this list - and I'm doing my best to read ALL OF THEM this summer!  (It's good to have goals, right?)

Actually, I am going to be driving my oldest to and from her first job this summer - and I think I might be doing a lot of audiobooks and a lot of waiting and reading. 

Here's to a WONDERFUL summer of reading!

 The Big Summer Reading List for Moms

Non Fiction

Screens & Teens:  Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World

Why Can't We Just Play? : What I Did When I Realized My Kids Were Way Too Busy  (Put this on the TOP of your list -- I laughed out loud and could see myself in so many parts of this book!)

How Dante Can Save Your Life

The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood

Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits That Bind You

*Because we have been doing some driving this summer, our Audible subscription has come in quite handy. My husband and I took a trip to the beach for our anniversary and completed  How Dante Can Save Your Life -- this is one of our all time favorite books. 


Classics

(I just finished Persuasion - what a lovely Jane Austen book it is.  Her last book, the title was actually assigned to it by Jane Austen's brother after her death. I think it's a GREAT place to start if you're hesitant to read the classics!)

 Persuasion - FREE for Kindle

The Mayor of Casterbridge - FREE for Kindle

Dante's Inferno

The Island of the World




I've been trying to vary what I read - sometimes it's just fun to pick up a book that doesn't make a profound statement and that isn't hard to read.  Those are my beach reads, and I must say I'm hooked on Liane Moriarity! In fact, I read Big Little Lies in just one day at the beach recently!



Books for the Big Summer Reading List for Moms

Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless WorldWhy Can't We Just Play?: What I Did When I Realized My Kids Were Way Too BusyHow Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest PoemThe Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-RelianceConsuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of ChildhoodComfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits that Bind YouPersuasionThe Mayor of CasterbridgeThe Inferno (Signet Classics)The Island of the WorldLincoln in the Bardo: A NovelA Gentleman in Moscow: A NovelLilac Girls: A NovelBefore We Were Yours: A NovelThe Second Mrs. Hockaday: A NovelHalf Broke Horses: A True-Life NovelCity of LightRoss Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 (The Poldark Saga)Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationThe Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical EducationThe Husband's SecretBig Little LiesWhat Alice ForgotSmall Great Things: A NovelThe Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and DyingWhen Breath Becomes Air

 


I'd love to hear what you are reading!  Share it with me in the comments below!

 The Big Summer Reading List for Moms