Hot Reads

I recently took a design class and y'all will likely fall victim to my practice handiwork (see above).

If you are reading this post from the continental United States, my understanding is each and every one of us is in for hot, hot temps in the coming weeks. In fact, the words "heat dome" have been used. Not entirely sure what this is, but it sounds horrible and like it might have something to do with Stephen King. So my recommendation is to find yourself a shade tree or a cool spot indoors and try to move around as little as possible. Forego all temptation to be active by having a good book in hand.

Try one of these I recently read:

The Summer Before the War, Helen Simonson

Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

Journey to Munich, Jacqueline Winspear (this is from the terrific Maisie Dobbs series. It's a great stand-alone book, but even better to treat yourself to the whole series starting with book one!)

Swans of Fifth Avenue, Melanie Benjamin

Sum It Up, Pat Summitt

Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling

Cure, Jo Marchant

AP Language and Composition Assigned Summer Reading
(I'm not even kidding ... several of my faves are on their reading list! Amazing, captivating books were never assigned when I was in school. I'm retroactively jealous.)

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer (this is on my top 10 favorite books)

Hellhound on His Trail, Hampton Sides (this is a gripping non-fiction novel about the stalking and assassination of MLK Jr. Also a top-ten personal favorite — and the book my daughter's reading for her assignment, much to my delight.)

The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg

If You've Never Read These, the Time Has Come

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell (and no, it's not okay to just watch the movie!)

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

The Entire Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

What's your plan to stay cool this weekend? Any books to recommend?

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