Summer's a time when you don't want to do any extra work, so we did the work for you and compiled a reading list - several, actually.

Some lists are lighter than others, but here's what Her.meneutics contributors plan to read this summer. If you need a little inspiration, check out some beautiful photos of extraordinary libraries.

Ruth Moon
The Believers: A Novel, by Zoe Heller
Saving History, by Fanny Howe
The Secret Life of Words, by Henry Hitchings
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke

Elrena Evans
I'm currently reading Sara Miles' Take This Bread, and then I'm looking forward to reading an ARC of Joanne Rendell's Crossing Washington Square. Next up I'll probably read David A. Kessler's The End of Overeating (I have to wait for my husband to finish it first), all while anxiously waiting for my fellow Literary Mama Kristina Riggle's debut, Real Life and Liars.

LaVonne Neff
A Plague on Both Your Houses, by Susanna Gregory is on my nightstand.
I am halfway through Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, by Christopher Buckley
I am also halfway through Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life, by Abbot Christopher Jamison
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story, by Isabel Gillies
Secrets to Happiness: A Novel, by Sarah Dunn (the cover picture is irresistible)

Christine A. SchellerHabits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan and Ann SwidlerHonoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice, by Stephanie PaulsellLiturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community and Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life, by Simon ChanSo Brave, Young and Handsome, by Leif EngerBefore Prozac: The Troubled ...

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