1. A lighter summer read for those times when your mind is tired and you simply need to relax and get caught up in a good story — but a story that still has “weight” — not so fluffy it will fly away.
2. A meatier read to restore your soul and give you vision
This morning I had breakfast with my daughter-in-law Julie who is here at my cabin with me with her five, soon to be six, children. She said “I have to have a lighter book to escape from my busy life, and one where I can laugh. But neither do I want to “live” there — I also want to be reading something of depth.” Great model.
I’ve added my new column on my homepage where I tell you what I’m reading now. Give me your input — do you like this or not? I will try to give you some lighter books too — for it is summer and we need some beach reads. I am going to recommend The Help soon — what a great fast read by a new author that is hard to put down yet has some weight. I’m also preparing for my annual summer get together with two friends, and we always read a heavier book to discuss. Keeps us accountable. Reading Lewis’s Weight of Glory and can hardly believe I’ve never read it, though I know so many great quotes from it. Transforming. Hard to keep from underlining it all.
Give us names for #1 of books you could not put down, but also impacted you.
Give us names for #2 books that transformed your life and you heartily recommend.
I’m expecting to compile a great list. Name the book and give a sentence as to why you recommend it.
Thanks ahead of time!