The sun hangs long in the sky so you can read for hours.
Or there is reading by the pool which may have happened years ago for
me but now my time at the pool is focused on keeping children alive so
I don't feel that one as keenly.
Somehow escaping into a book, into someone else's words and pictures,
is a little bit like a summer vacation even though most of us are
doing that stay-cation thing this year.
I have two new favorite summer authors.
Wendell Berry and Richard Peck.
Their stories, their words, their art draws me and and I can't sit
the book down until I'm done.
I just finished Fairweather by Richard Peck about a family who goes
to the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893. Loved it.
And I'm also looking forward to starting a new Wendell Berry Novel
Andy Catlett, a novel based on one of the characters in the town of
Port William. All of Berry's novels center around this town.
Some other summer favorites are
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
Lucia Lucia by Adrianna Trigiani
The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters.
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
I'm hoping you will help me fill in the rest of my summer reading list.
Any favorites out there that I am missing.
Because summer is made for reading.