Monday, July 21, 2014

A Bit of Light Reading

Summer is a great time for some light reading. Our minds need a little vacation from the heavy stuff sometimes. Often life circumstances are stressful and a bit of light reading helps to ease the way through.

No need to lower our standards however. We want something spiritually uplifting but in an everyday story. There are a lot of choices out there. But know there is a lot that parades as christian that isn't.

And don't discount some classics especially childrens' literature. They are some of the best books ever.

Some authors and some of their works...

Robin Jones Gunn -
Sisterchicks on the Loose, 
Sisterchicks Do the Hula,  
Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La 
The Glenbrook Series (Secrets, Whispers, Echoes, etc.)

Lori Wick -
Sophie's Heart

Jan Karon - The Mitford Series

Grace Livingston Hill - too many to list

Karen Kingsbury -
On Every Side
Shades of Blue

Janette Oke -
Heart of the Wilderness
The Measure of a Heart

Some great classics (for children of any age)

LM Montgomery -
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Jane of Lantern Hill
Emily of New Moon

Frances Hodgson Burnett -
The Little Princess
The Secret Garden
Little Lord Fauntleroy
The Lost Prince

CS Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia

Many of the older works here are available free on kindle or at least greatly reduced in price. And I didn't read any of these until I was an adult. I recently read Ann of Green Gables with my daughter and it was as refreshing as ever.



  1. Please share your favorites with us! Nothing too heavy for this post. Looking for light reading.