I know that every other blog has a list of summer beach reads, but I have to tell you I am much more of a bundle-up-with-my-dog-and-a-good-book kinda girl than grab-a-beach towel-and-sunscreen kinda girl when it comes to reading.
So I’m much more excited about my fall reading list. Here are the books that I love or can’t wait to read for this fall.
Hadley Richardson, Earnest Hemingway’s first wife, is the subject of this fictionalized account of their years as a young married couple. At then end of Hemingway’s life he said of Hadley, “I wished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.”
You will love the look at Paris in the 20’s and the behind the pages insight of an author’s inner life.
This is a fun dishy read that will make you laugh out loud in places and cheer for the underdog. I loved the only-in-Texas culture that is so foreign from the laid back life here in the Silicon Valley.
Here are the books I’ve bought/downloaded and am ready to read:
From Amazon Reviews:
Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive–even thrive–in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio.
Meanwhile, Henrietta’s family continued to live in poverty and frequently poor health, and their discovery decades later of her unknowing contribution–and her cells’ strange survival–left them full of pride, anger, and suspicion. For a decade, Skloot doggedly but compassionately gathered the threads of these stories, slowly gaining the trust of the family while helping them learn the truth about Henrietta, and with their aid she tells a rich and haunting story that asks the questions, Who owns our bodies? And who carries our memories? —Tom Nissley
DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.
You are the movie. Produced by Faith parallels each step of the Hollywood filmmaking process with the faith-making process God uses to turn your career into a success. You will discover that it is possible to be both wildly successful and completely committed to God—and that you will be even more successful when you place your faith at the center of your career. You can unleash the power of your faith as your greatest professional advantage and use the compass of God’s Word to guide you to your true passion and purpose in life.
Click on the title of each book to purchase form Amazon!