A Good Reading Run

August 2, 2011

My July eased by with a few good reads for company – hope you’ve enjoyed the same! Sometimes it takes long quiet days to catch up with books that have been on the shelf for a while. If these are still un-read on your shelf or haven’t yet crossed your radar I can recommend each one as a memorable way to pass a summer afternoon. Let us know what you’ve been reading this summer …
 For a vicarious trip to Amazonia and a mysterious community …
A trip to the Maritimes – poignant and beautifully written.
Captivating history of Manhattan and environs – so readable!
I put off reading this due to the sad topic of the Holocaust but this story is special and shares a multi-generational perspective. The movie is to be released soon starring Kristin Scot Thomas. Watch the trailer below …

3 Responses to “A Good Reading Run”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Followed your recommendation to read The High Road (Fallis) and LOVED it – so was delighted to read the follow up – Best Laid Plans – where he teases the reader at the end by hinting that this story has not ended yet…
    But as much as I chuckled and hooted through those books, nothing could compare to the laughs I enjoyed (and others were forced to listen to) from reading Tina Fey’s Bossypants. I know it isn’t going to pass CBC’s Canada Reads muster but oh what a fun summer read it is – not to mention a book that could turn a Tina Fey fan into a potential Tina Fey stalker. (I’m just sayin’….)

  2. KPotts Says:

    I’ll second the recommendations for Sarah’s Key (but don’t forget the kleenex) and Best Laid Plans (his other book is next up on my bedside table). I also just finished Caleb’s Crossing (another fantastic Susan suggestion), Glass Castle and then what would summer be without a solid trashy beachy novel – J’adore New York.

  3. Marlene Says:

    Picked up a copy of The Help and finished it to realize it was coming out as a movie. Could’ve just gone to see the movie and saved myself the trouble? Nah, that wouldn’t be as much fun!

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