Summer of Intentionality Progress Report: To Read


I’m already a huge reader during the school year, so when summer break comes along my reading habit gets kicked into overdrive.  I’ve heard rumors that one’s ability to read decreases dramatically when one has a little one roaming their home, so I better enjoy my last pre-kid summer of reading.

To Read: The list:

Status update: All the books on my list have been purchased, checked out and/or borrowed. They’re all here just waiting to be read.

So what have I actually been reading?

Not what’s on my list, of course! I’m wacky that way, I guess. Plus, I have so many books to read because I’m trying to win an iPad2.

The REAL reading list {for now}:

Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz – full of ideas for my dairy-free living.

I finished BossyPants by Tina Fey in about 2 days. I definitely recommend it, but I have to say I didn’t find it to be side-splittingly funny like people made it out to be. I found her to be smart more than funny and I’ve decided we’d be great friends should we ever meet. So if you’ve got an in with Liz Lemon, let me know.

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe. Yes, West Wing/Hotel New Hampshire Rob Lowe. Admittedly, I got this book from the library after seeing him speak about it on Oprah. He’s still so handsome (sparkly really, in a pretty like a girl way) that I desperately wanted to know his beauty secrets. Hence, I’m reading the book. Oh yeah, and he hung out with all the actors of my generation and I probably wouldn’t mind hearing gossip about them too.

I’m only part of the way through, so I’ll have to get back to you on the beauty secrets and the celebrity gossip. Warning: If you decide to read it, either read the first chapter with a large grain of salt or skip it. It kind of sounds like a Sam Seaborne speech: earnest, longing, wistful.

The husband and I have been pecking away at What to Expect The First Year and having super funny conversations about the details of our impending parenthood.

“T” is For Trespass – don’t hate, friends. I’ve read almost all of these alphabet books. It’s been at least a decade since I’ve read one and I need a mystery for my Summer Reading Bingo card, so there you have it.

What are you reading this summer? Not your what would make you sound smart or be cool, but  your real reading list?

4 thoughts on “Summer of Intentionality Progress Report: To Read

  1. Just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for book club — excellent, but disturbing

    finished U is for Undertow last week. I’m totally with you on those alphabet books
    I also read a couple of the Rizzoli & Isles books in the last few months as breathers between “harder” books

    almost picked up Steven Tyler’s and Ice T’s autobiographies today at the library, but stopped myself just in time — holding out for Rob Lowe and Tina Fey (on the waiting list)

    next up: The 19th Wife (for book club)

    and waiting on the shelf:
    Pete Hamill Tabloid City
    The Happiness Project and Brene Brown’s I Thought it was Just Me (both thx to you)
    Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood

    • @alicia: it’s so nice to know someone else out there reads like me!

      i think i’m starting another book club. maybe you can join by skype?

      i’m so back into the alphabet series. i absolutely ate up every moment of “t”. can’t wait to read the rest.

      i have steven tyler’s book on my library hold list. ICE T HAS A BOOK!??!??! i’m soooooooooooooooo reading that sh*t. did you know jed met him in an la recording studio in the 90s. #badass.

      yay for book recommendations! i need to get that brene book. i just got the gifts of imperfection and i’ve been obsessively watching her videos on youtube. she’s amazingly funny. and smart.

      yay books!


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