Thursday, April 28, 2016
Summer Reading List
Obviously I'm aware that my reading time is going to decrease dramatically in just a few weeks time. And I've got no romantic delusions about making my way completely through this list. But I do hope to take some time over the next weeks and months to make it through a few books, to find a quiet moment here and there to flip through a few pages and hopefully feel a little like myself. So, here's a list of books I'm hoping to have ready and on hand when one of those moments presents itself this summer:
I Capture the Castle // Dodie Smith
Heard about this one first through this podcast and was intrigued both by how it was described and by the fact that it's apparently JK Rowling's favorite book. Hopefully I can find an English copy around here somewhere.
Americanah // Chimamanda Adichie
I'm a bit behind in reading this but I've been hearing such good things and have loved everything else I've ever read/seen from this author so I thought I would add it to the list.
Delancy // Molly Wizenberg
this has been on my list since reading (and loving) Molly's first book A Homemade Life earlier this year. This one is the story of how her and her husband opened their first restaurant in Seattle.
Bringing Up Bebe // Pamela Druckermann
So we've started this one already but I thought I would include it on the list. Recently, Waldi and I have been reading this together in the evenings before we fall asleep. It's fascinating and informative and is sparking some great discussions. I'm curious to see how many of these ideas we decide to try out once our little one arrives.
All the Light We Cannot See // Anthony Doer
I'm not sure if it's cheating to include this book, as it was on my last book list as well. But since I didn't get to it (and really want to) I thought I'd add it again.
Daring Greatly // Brené Brown
So I added this book on a bit of a whim, and we'll see if I manage to get to it. But recently I keep coming across Brené Brown and her work, and I thought it was time to maybe give it a try. This isn't her newest book (though I'd like to read that at some point as well) but I've heard it's a great place to start so I'm starting here.
So there we have it. A nicely balanced list of fiction and non-fiction this time around. We'll see how many of these books I managed to get through over the next half year or so.
As always, please feel free to share any recommendations you have. I love adding books to my TBR list!