I received great news this week that my Tatianna book received an award in the 2008 Beach Book Festival, honoring the hottest reads of the summer season.

Category:  Spiritual

Award:  Honorable Mention

When I think of summer, I look forward to vacation, lots of free time, and a flexible schedule. Final exam week at the Northwood University starts soon. Once I finish grading a few hundred projects and tests, my summer begins! How do I plan to spend that precious time?  Topping my list is to delve into my summer reading list—which I add to all year long! I average reading 52 books a year and much of that reading is done in the summer.  Here are three books I plan to read in May.

·         Jan Karon– Home to Holly Springs.  I have long been a fan of her famous Mitford series and collect her hardback copies. I just love Father Tim and Cynthia, and I must not forget Violet the cat. In fact, the cat book, Violet Comes to Stay is on my office desk, offering me inspiration. A few people have suggested I write a children’s Tatianna book. Interesting thought!!  So I am looking forward to the start of Karon’s new series.

·         Kim Edwards–The Memory’s Keeper’s Daughter. This book was the Palm Beach County Library System’s spring book selection that our citizens were reading and discussing. I missed reading it, but did thoroughly enjoy the television movie.

·         Eckhart Tolle– Stillness Speaks. I recently read A New Earth and participated in Oprah’s revolutionary 10-week online course— fabulous and life-changing for me.

So grab those beach bags filled with your favorite reading material (which I hope includes Tatianna!!) and head off to your summer cottage, lake house, or sacred back yard.

What is on your summer reading list?

Bountiful Blessings!

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