I like to read and wish that I had more time for this favorite past time. In fact, I have a “to read” pile of books that is currently three-high.
So for those of you who would like to add to your pile, or are out of books to read, here is a short list of highly acclaimed Summer Reads:
LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN, by Colum McCann
This novel, with its web of disparate but connected characters, is an act of bravado, dizzying proof that to keep your balance you need to know how to fall.
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
Three ordinary women are about to take extraordinary steps in 1962 Mississippi. With pitch-perfect voices, you are transported back in time where a movement by these women changes their town forever.
YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER, by Margaret LeRoy
Four year old Sylvie longs to return to a house she has never seen and a family she cannot have known.
COLUMBINE, by Dave Cullen
A Gripping account of the Colorado school shooting, this chilling narrative is too vital to miss, as are his myth-busting revelations.
THE FOOD OF A YOUNGER LAND, by Mark Kurlansky
Stories and recipes collected in the 1930’s of what and how American’s ate. Indiana Persimmon Pudding, Depression Cake. Savory concoctions for a hungry time.
Happy reading!June 1, 2010 5:00 pm