Every year, my family books a vacation for a week in a rustic cottage in Vermont. There’s something about escaping to the emerald green and smoky blue of Lake Champlain that puts a girl in a contemplative mood. Though the days have been alternately sunny and overcast, the state still hasn’t lost its magic. Yesterday, we spent the day shopping at farmer’s markets, estate sales, and outlet stores. Today is ripe for reading. Tomorrow brings a Hansen-family used book-and-brewery tour (the best kind of tour). And before long, we’ll be back on the road, headed straight for reality.
After seeing Joy the Baker‘s impressively ambitious summer reading list, I decided to write down my own. Though I rarely am able to complete the list, I am a firm believer in having goals, no matter how lofty.
Summer 2013 Reading
Blog, Inc. Joy Cho
Blue Angel Logan Belle (I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the author and am so excited to finish her book)
Born Standing Up Steve Martin (started this one today!)
Bringing up Bebe Pamela Druckerman
Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin
Lean In Sheryl Sandberg (started at the beginning of the summer)
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls David Sedaris
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Looking for Alaska John Green
Lost and Found Carolyn Parkhurst
Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf
On Writing Stephen King
The House in Paris Elizabeth Bowen (love her books and find that most readers don’t know about her)
This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
What sort of reading will the summer bring you?