I live in Texas and the temperature is in the triple digits more days than it is not during July and August. Consequently, staying indoors reading a good book or going to a stadium style movie theater is just the ticket for the lazy days of summer. Since I discovered the world of blogging around a year ago, I’ve noticed that the amount of book reading I do has diminished.
For most of my life, I’ve been a voracious reader. It is not uncommon for me to read two or three books at a time. Lately, I’ve been craving the delights of getting lost in a wonderful book more often. This may cut into my blog reading time, but that is okay for at least this summer.
Here is my summertime reading list:
1. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland. One of my dear friends said she was so sad when this book ended. This is a must read for me because I adore the idea of one of my favorite paintings coming to live through the exquisite writing of Susan Vreeland who also wrote Girl in Hyacinth Blue.
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I’ve already selected this suspenseful thriller as my airplane reading for Wednesday. This is the first of a trilogy that has become quite the sensation. There is already a Swedish movie of this book.
3. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee. One day while strolling through Borders, this book was prominently displayed. My mom has already read my copy and said it was very good.
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This has been a #1 New York Times Bestseller and my mom has already read this one, too. Apparently, reading runs in the family. She loved this Southern Story.
1. The 4-Hour Work-Week by Timothy Ferris. I’ve heard from several friends how much they LOVED this book. I’m all ears for a 4-hour work week!
2. Linchpin by Seth Godin. Many bloggers rave about Seth, so I’m curious to see what all the buzz is about.
3. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen. Looks like a very intriguing memoir. Elizabeth Gilbert has a quote on the cover, so that sealed the deal for me.
4. Style Statement by Carrie McCarthy & Danielle LaPorte. Since I’ve been loving Danielle La Porte’s Fire Starter Sessions, I thought I’d check out her book.
I have a book in mind that I think would be perfect for an online circle. Perhaps in the Fall. Stay tuned for more details.
I’d love to hear what is on your summertime reading list.