Summer Reading ~ 2017

A combination of ministry, some household projects and the weightiness of the book I am reading for the next review has caused me to not complete a book review this week. So instead, I thought I would share something a bit different this week. As the Northern Hemisphere looks to summer and its near endless demand of yard work and house cleaning, there also comes visions of family vacations, times of relaxation underneath the sun, and fantasies of hours of uninterrupted book reading (OK, the last one may be my own thoughts of what a dreamworld would consist of). Regardless, summer can often be a time of learning complacency, but it does not have to be that. It’s a great time to gather up some books and make a run through the summer full of reading, perhaps looking outside what your normal reading realm and into something a bit different.
So here’s a view the books I am looking to tackle in these upcoming summer months (and perhaps longer). These are not distinctly Christian books, but instead are meant to push me to read something a bit different. Many are historical, some are cultural, but all provide a perspective of the world in which we live. So in no particular order, here’s a look at some of my upcoming reads (hopefully):
And that makes up some of the books that I am most looking forward to reading soon.
Not all of these are new within the last year, but they are ones that I haven’t yet read myself. I also can’t say they each have a blanket recommendation without reading them, but they are ones making waves in the book world that are worth at least noting and giving attention to. Not sure what to read yourself this summer? I would urge you to click the links,  take a look, and find one (or two, or three, or all of them) that interests you because any one of them is certain to be an enriching endeavor.
Photo “Landscape” courtesy of user Shang Jing and Flickr.