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Hi.

 I am an artist, writer and chronicler of small moments.  My work is created with love and infused with joy.  I'm so glad you are here!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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As far as I'm concerned, not many things go better than summer and a good book.  Sitting in an Adirondack chair under a shady tree with an iced tea by my side and a book in my lap is one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy afternoon.  Do you have a favorite summer reading spot also?

In the summer a book accompanies me wherever I go, be it an afternoon by a lake, at the beach or an outdoor café.  I once even brought a book with me when I was kayaking...although it unfortunately got soaked when I clumsily tipped the kayak over.   These days, my books stay on dry land!

Here is my list of ten books (in no particular order) I hope to read this summer.  

  1. The Outsider by Stephen King
  2. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
  3. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (perfect for the beach!)
  4. After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
  5. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  6. Educated by Tara Westover
  7. Robin by Dave Itzkoff
  8. Piecing Me Together by René Watson (2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scot King Author Award Winner)
  9. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  10. I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa De Los Santos

I realize that I probably won't succeed in reading all of these books in just three months but I do love having a list to refer to.  Do you keep a list of books to read?  In the past I've been determined to keep a record of the books I read over the course of a year but never follow through.  

What books do you plan on reading this summer?  I'd love to hear!  I'm always looking for a good book...


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Coming up...

Next Friday's book talk will feature a special guest, Mary Van Akin, Associate Director, Publicity at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.  (Pssst...she's also my daughter!)  

Book Talk

Book Talk

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