Medicine for the soul.
Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes
I've vicariously traveled to World War II France -- twice, New Guinea, a Virginia farm, Baltimore, Armenia, the English countryside, Islamabad and Lahore, southern Illinois, India, South America and through a looking glass.
I've eaten the best food with great chefs, visited seedy, intense and scary places as well as the most lovely of sites. I've followed along with the most interesting of people -- many of whom I liked and some I didn't. Fine writing.
'Tis time to list my summer reading wish list. Here's what I'm attempting for the summer. Those who know me are aware that I'll switch maps here and there with a trip to the library or will walk out of Book Club with a few new treasures in my arms. Alas my intentioned route gets mucked up. I'm always surprised by the avenues I take. Or those I veer onto. Or the dirt roads I just plain try because I normally wouldn't and I felt like it that day.
Here's the proposed map for this summer. (I've provided a link to Amazon for information purposes, but please, please support your local bookstore.)
|Honeydew - Edith Pearlman|
|Euphoria - Lily King|
|The Children's Crusade - Ann Packer|
|The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah|
|Dubliners - James Joyce|
|The Tao of Travel - Paul Theroux|
The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll|
Zealot - Reza Aslan
An Unnecessary Woman - Rabin Almeddine
|My Time - Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After Fifty - Abigail Trafford|
|A Fighting Chance - Elizabeth Warren|
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
|Comes the Watchman Harper Lee|
Second Nature - Michael Pollan
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
And a Re-Read
for the third time.
|Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon|
Last, but most certainly not least, are a few from friends of mine that have published books this year.
|Take My Husband Please - Kimberly Jayne|
All The Innuendo -- Half the Fact Kimberly Jayne
|Oveta Culp Hobby - Debra Winegarten|
|Matchbook - Desiree Prosapio|
What's on your summer reading list?
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