Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
Because I've never read Tintin, and I've always wanted to try a comic book. It's in the children's section at our library, so I will have to overcome my embarrassment and get it there. Or I'll just put it on hold. Probably the latter.
The Bridezilla of Christ
It's doesn't release until July, but it's in the mail and on it's way to me right now. Yay for review copies!
Go Teen Writers
I felt deeply refreshed by the writing books I read early last year, and wanted to repeat that instruction this year. While I've read and re-read sections of this book, I want to start it again and read it from beginning to end, since the advice inside is so clear and helpful.
One of my favorite books, summer is the perfect time to curl up with Alan and Davie's adventures. I look forward to reading this book again. The part in the Highlands is always so wonderful. I made up reams of imaginary fan fiction in my head as a child, to make that part last even longer (and yes, I traveled with them, of course).
No Man's Land
This is a novel about WW1, and it's by J.R.R. Tolkien's grandson. I'd like to at least look it up and see how he writes compared to his grandfather. There's precious little WW1 fiction out there, and if it was good, it would be dreadfully exciting.
A Child's History of England
In the year of big books, this is the one on the summer stack. I'm only choosing one big one for summer, since it's going to go by fast. But Dickens+big book+kings of England is just the ticket. Cannot wait to get out the delightfully old red hardback that's been sitting on my shelf waiting for me.
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
In the upheaval of the LGBTQ revolution in our society, Rosaria Butterfield writes some thoughts to the church as her testimony. She's a lesbian who later became a Christian and gave up that lifestyle. I think her insights would be good to have, and since my mom listened to the audio, it comes highly recommended. :)
A Sparrow in Terezin
The sequel to The Butterfly and the Violin, which I dearly loved, A Sparrow in Terezin sounds like the perfect Christian fiction to curl up with in the summertime. More art, a little romance, and some great history.
History, writing, theology, comics, and how-to--that looks like a pretty grand summer to me. :) Have you read any of these books yet? What's on your to-read stack? I'd love to know!