A Summer Reading List of My Own

Something’s been happening very slowly over the last year or so. Well, some days it feels fast, and other days it seems to have been a long time coming. Regardless, I started noticing it this spring at the playground.

My kids don’t need me.

Oh sure, they need me to drive them there. And the rule has been they always have to be able to see me. But they don’t need me.

MaM hasn’t needed a spotter on the playground since the summer she turned three, but she’s needed an occasional boost up onto the monkey bars. Not any more.

The fox used to be timid about a lot of things, but he’s coming into his own. Mostly he needs to be pushed on the swing, but guess who’s happy to do that most of the time? His sister.

So that leaves me parked on a park bench. Which isn’t a bad place to be. But I’m thinking I’m going to have to stash some books in the car so that while they are playing the day away, I have something to do.

Which leads me to this- what are you reading? What new books/authors do you recommend?

I’ll really read just about anything- so please, offer up some suggestions!

Also, stay tuned- a giveaway for a family pack of tickets to the Indianapolis Indians will post here soon. Til then, go check out Heather’s giveaway at Family Fun in the City for a chance to win and a list of other giveaways happening right now!

3 Replies to “A Summer Reading List of My Own”

  1. Isn’t it glorious?! I like to keep a book or magazine with me, too. Somehow it just feels better than having my face buried in my phone. I’m just wrapping up “The Hand That First Held Mine” by Maggie O’Farrell, and I loved it. Hope we can share a park bench soon!

  2. One of my favorite recommendations is My Family, A Symphony: A memoir of global adoption by Aaron Eske. It’s about International Adoption, being a part of a unique family, and maybe even a bit of coming to age. I was really impressed by Aaron and invited him to speak at the Crossroads of America Adoption Conference (in Indy) in September. I think all I read anymore are adoption books and healthy eating books. I can recommend plenty of those, but fiction might be more difficult…

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