In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!
July’s edition of “Enjoyable Reads” is dedicated to short stories because I’m currently enrolled in British and American Short Fiction.
1. If you have 5 minutes and love a good plot twist, then you need to read “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin.
2. If you have a little more time and don’t mind sad endings, check out “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather.
3. And if you just need a good laugh (and you are willing to read for a little longer), then read “Xingu” by Edith Wharton.
P.S. American short fiction might be my favorite genre.
P.P.S. I did read several books from the 100 Books Bucket List this month, but none were good enough to recommend.
1. “Strength to Let Go” by Switchfoot
“What a beautiful sound
To lay your life down.”
2. “No Longer” by Nicole Nordeman
“I don’t want to walk
Where the road is wide.”
3. “Light of Eternity” by Matthew West
“I’m holding all of my life
Up to the light
The light of eternity.”
P.S. No one is paying me to tell you this, but Matthew West released a new song yesterday.
1. So many enjoyable things happened this month! First, I walked along the beach in Florida, taking pictures of the egrets, herons, and pelicans.
2. Then my brother got married!
3. And I also just spent a lot of time with family and friends, all month long. July was a quick month, but it was a really good month.
What were your simple joys this month?