Summer is a slower time for many of us. Clients are on vacation or are working with reduced staff. For many it is a time to recharge their batteries in preparation for back-to-reality-autumn.
After a frantic winter and spring I needed to recharge my batteries too. What have I been doing? Reading. I’m sharing my reading list here with you in the hope that you will share yours too.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain The life of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson.
Austenland by Shannon Hale A modern woman obsessed with Mr. Darcy (or Colin Firth?)and spends a vacation as a Jane Austen era woman.
Open, An Autobiography by Andre Agassi Not a book I would have normally chosen, but my cousin from Australia left it by mistake at my home. If she wants it back she has to come and get it. I will hand deliver it if she insists!
Inferno by Dan Brown If you liked Brown’s The Da Vinci Code you’ll like this one.
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James She creates a mystery sequel to Pride and Prejudice.
The Things You Would Have Said by Jackie Hooper Letters written by real people.”The Chance to Say What You Always Wanted Them to Know”
One Good Thing by Kevin Alan Milne Read for my book club. Why does Nathan carry a handful of stones in his pocket every day?
The Butler Speaks by Charles MacPherson The latest addition to my etiquette library. “A Guide to Stylish Entertaining, Etiquette and the Art of Good Housekeeping”.
Poems to Learn by Heart Selected by Caroline Kennedy A surprise gift from my friend and colleague Karen Hickman. So far I only know one by heart.
The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky “A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want”
If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley I enjoyed the BBC series hosted by Lucy Worsley so much I had to read her book too. “An Intimate History of the Home”
That’s a partial list of what I’ve been reading this summer. I have to go now – the library has just informed me I have two requests waiting for me. Sigh. What a delightful summer.
If you share a book or two in the comment section below you will be entered into a draw for a copy of The Power of Civility.
Happy reading to all of you.