Mmmm! Summertime book wrap up — recent reads. I’ve been spending my weekend in what I consider the ultimate indulgence – quilts in the sun, tiny cakes, and stacks of books for hours and hours. I didn’t go to Vermont!! I decided to stay, and go in October. I need a proper autumn, anyway.
Mockingbird ~ sean stewart
A friend gave me this to read, and when I finished it, I told him; “Well, I don’t need to tell you the story of my life anymore.”
Daughter of Earth ~ agnes smedley
It’s like if Opal Whiteley was less crazy (maybe.) and totally kicked ass.
Tell My Horse ~ zora neale hurston
Time traveling to other lives.
Ghosts I Have Been – richard peck
Even better as an adult, so good for lunchtime reading.
Quakeland ~ francesca lia block
Growing up with writers is interesting — the writing and characters age with you, like you’re reading the trajectory of your own life.
Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar ~ richard brautigan
rb totally writes like gertrude stein, rhythm and repetition, with more magical realism.
Daddy Was a Number Runner (Contemporary Classics by Women) ~ louise merriwether
I found this one on the street! It was charming and good and hard to read and more time-travely to past lives.
Charms for the Easy Life (P.S.) ~ kaye gibbons
The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright ~ jean nathan
I had no idea Dare Wright was SO INSANE. Impossible to put down.
on the ‘to read’ stack:
The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems ~ fritjof capra
The Thin Place ~ kathryn davis
I started this today in the park, Vermont spirit magic.