Every summer I pick a pile of books and get reading. I give myself a guideline of choosing one book from 5 different categories: bestseller, nonfiction, classic literature, a random title and a sci fi book. In the past I chose books that often only met one requirement….easy reading on a coast to coast airplane trip. (I’ve read every single one of Daniel Silva’s spy novels because of that!) Some of the non-fiction have been biographies, Agassi’s Open, or Alberto Salazar’s life story, 14 Minutes. And I also like history so Nathaniel Philbrick’s books have been a lot of fun. In the Heart of the Sea, the tragedy of the whaleship Essex, was my favorite! I am a big fan of Haruki Murakami, (1Q84 wasn’t a book as much as a place I visited, LOVED it) and I also have read the entire Virga series by Karl Schroeder. I have two standbys that I usually drag out and reread again and again, Melville’s Moby Dick and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. I’ve got my books ready, in fact have already read 3 books and here it is only June 25! I’ve got the perfect place to read too….
|This pile of books|
Do you like to curl up with a good book? Got a favorite beach read? Summer reading, it’s one of my “summer magic glitter” ingredients…..Cheers!