Summer Book List
Happy Friday, happy first day of summer and happy day! I am excited to finally be finishing the book I have been reading for almost two months (!) and looking forward to the next adventure.
Cloud Atlas, you were difficult, confusing and… enlightening. You were long, sometimes boring and… somehow kept me on the edge of my seat. You taught me that this life that I have is liquid, always changing and affecting every life that I touch in the present and in the future. But everything I am has been affected by everything in the past. Life is movement, and incredibly confusing movement at that. Our actions impact more people than our selfishness can be aware of at any given time.
Thank you David Mitchell, for writing such lines as, “Because I, only I, see her smile a fraction before it reaches her face” and “Faith, the least exclusive club on Earth, has the craftiest doorman.” And thank you Jayne for lending it over (and telling me how satisfying it would be).
Now, what’s next? Here are 5 books I want to read this summer.
Can you tell me any more suggestions? What are you reading? Erynn, over at Books Outside the Box, always has new suggestions to offer (in the craftiest of ways). I also have a long list at Good Reads if you want to find me there. Hopefully I will get to them sometime soon…
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Because I’m a feminist.
How We Die by Sherwin Nuland. Because we should be reflecting now.
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. Because I can never learn enough about autism.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Because the book is always better.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Because how have I not read this book yet?
Have a wonderful, summer weekend!