|My brothers, reading in bed|
My mom took us to the Library almost daily and when she couldn't my brother, Luke, and I rode our bikes to take part in story times, craft times, Charlie Chaplin movies, or just to sit and read.
That was the summer that I moved from the children's books to the "young adult" books. That was also the summer I read Beauty by Robin McKinley
and became totally obsessed with the Beauty and the Beast story. I borrowed every version of the story the library had.
Ever since then Summer has been a time of reading for me. I'm usually reading something during the rest of the year, but during the summer I just crave books. I crave stories and adventures and characters I can fall in love with.
Last Summer I was home with an infant and had a ready reading summer. Actually I listened to the book on audible.com since I had a baby to take care of.
Here is a list of books I read last summer that I would HIGHLY recommend:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (which is coming out as a movie this summer so check out. It was absolutely sublime.)
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
I'm not sure what I'll read this summer, but William's mom did send me Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon for my birthday and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Also I'll be checking out some books on audible again.