It’s summer. And in case you didn’t know, having the summer OFF is (arguably) the best perk of working in a school. (Second only to influencing young minds, building meaningful relationships, mentoring the next generation, yada yada, yada.) I haven’t had the last two summers off so this one is even more magnificent.
SUMMER. Blissful, delicious summer. Is here. And it’s time to plan what to do with it.
I have had a lot of really good summers spent doing exciting things (tickling the ivories at the Sewanee Summer Music Camp and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, “studying” in London, working at EXPLO, etc.). I don’t have any big ticket adventures planned for this summer. But I still have BIG PLANS.
I’ve got a fun project in the works (stay tuned) and I have some travel plans but I will be spending a lot of blissful, delicious days at HOME. And I couldn’t be more excited.
So a big goal for the summer is to get my nose in a lot of books. And the purpose of today’s post is to share my reading queue with you. I’d like to make one important note before you judge my selections: I am a fiction girl. Always have been. I KNOW I’D BE A BETTER PERSON IF I READ MORE NONFICTION BUT I DON’T WANNA. At least not during my luxurious summer. Baby steps.
Ok here’s the line-up as it stands today. Subject to change, of course.
First up, a book recommended to me by my beloved friend Karin (who is fighting brain cancer, so send a prayer up for her if you think of it):
Next up are three recommendations from one of my students who just graduated:
One of the reviews says this is "erotic." Egad.
By a Nashville native, no less!
Here’s a goody I picked up at the thoroughly delightful used bookstore in Maryville Tennessee, Southland Books (they have a coffeeshop and their basic house coffee is called Atticus. Awesomeness.):
Never read it. Feel like I should have.
I fetched this at McKay’s for a whopping $0.75.
I've heard mixed reviews...
I fetched this at Borders the other day for no particular reason. It looks kind-of like a good chic-lit indulgence, but the NYTimes says it’s “spellbinding.”
All images from goodreads.com
So there you have it. My summer reading line-up. I hope to get started in the next few days, once I finally finish slogging my way through Gone With the Wind. Oof.
Have you read any of these books before? Any that you loved? Loathed?
What are YOU reading this summer?