Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime. Okay, had to get that out of my system. This month, I discovered a new app called Hoopla that has more of my favorite books on audio — check it out if you have time. In the meantime, I have some great recommendations for you:
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie — I loved this book! I listened to it on audio and it’s read (outstandingly) by the author. Adult language and topics, but one of the best books I’ve read in a while, and a powerful window into Native American life.
- Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World by Robert D. Kaplan — This book by geography guru Robert Kaplan just came out this year. Fascinating stuff.
- One Came Home by Amy Timberlake — Listened to part of this coming-of-age frontier tale with the kids. A Newbery Award winner. Very entertaining. Great reader.
- The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens — Another recent title that helps give context to Sand Creek and places like it.
- The Sacred Journey: Your Quest for Life’s Higher Meaning by Sam Keen — Recommended by a friend.
- Mystical Paths by Susan Howatch — I’m re-reading Howatch’s Starbridge series about the different personalities and faith streams of the Church of England. Again. This is an author who truly understands the inner lives of men and women and the Church. Mystical Paths is my favorite of the six, and I’m listening to it on audio, too.