summer reading.

June 29, 2009
this walrus summer reading cover has me thinking about the family car trips we took growing up. we always made the long trek to visit cousins in toronto and north carolina, and i swear we would transport our entire book collection, as well as that of the local library. cheers to summer reading lists! what goodies have you read lately?
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  • Reply Laura Trevey June 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    "Barefoot" is a good summer read!!

    about Women and their friends in Nantucket!! I heart Nantucket…

  • Reply Simply Mel June 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I just finished Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune – it was incredible!

  • Reply Olivia Rae June 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I've read Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat, and Memoirs of a Geisha… both amazing and beautiful stories.

  • Reply Urban Weeds June 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Such a cute illustration. Reminds me of family summer trips in our suburban! I'll be checking back here for good reading recommendations. I need something new.

  • Reply Amanda Nicole June 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I adore that picture!

    I've pretty much been reading cookbooks out by the pool, but still chipping away at that beast of a biography on Beatrix Potter. I think it's almost time for something lighter 🙂

  • Reply Laura Trevey June 29, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Hey Erin,

    Thanks for your message! I lived there for two summers myself! I worked at the Lobster Trap…

    You are right, so many memories…

  • Reply Anna Caroline June 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Cute image 🙂 I know about family trips…hehe since I just got back from mine. With me, of course a book; drawing with the right side of the brain. Very interesting book indeed.

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  • Reply Ali June 29, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Just finished Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahren (I THINK that's how her name is spelled but I'm too lazy to look it up – forgive me!). So cute, especially for summer.

  • Reply the real mia June 29, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I am still trying to get through Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" but I have to read it in small doses. It has the power to put me in very bad moods because it is so sad. Amazing, but sad.

  • Reply joanita June 30, 2009 at 12:45 am

    i just finished the little prince by antoine de saint-exupery…i cant help but love that classic 🙂

  • Reply orange sugar home June 30, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker – written by a woman from Montana about a young girl growing up on a farm…
    Spiritual Classics ed by Richard Foster
    summer reading is the best!!

  • Reply Jade June 30, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Just, like, 2 minutes ago, finished 'what is the what' by dave eggers. It's a heartbreaking novel, based on the real life experiences of a sudanese refugee. Really, really good.

  • Reply The Yellow Door Paperie June 30, 2009 at 3:05 am

    How appropriate, I'm reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Different then a family car ride– my most vivid memory of car rides with my family is the books on tape we would get books on tape from the library and listen to John Grisham, Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck.
    Good times.

  • Reply Jonathan June 30, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Yesterday, I returned home from being at a friend's cottage for the entire weekend.

    I read three graphic novels and started reading two books.

    The graphic novels that I read were:

    Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

    Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

    Another whose title and author I cannot remember.

    The two books I started reading are:

    "Climate Change", a book that I got in a "Flick Off" promotional package.

    "The Book of Negroes" by Laurence Hill.

  • Reply koralee June 30, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Just found your lovely blog…and the first post i read drew me in…Summer is all about reading for me too. Still is as i still get my Summers off because i teach…so i gather up all the reading materials and books that i have collected all Winter long and get started! I adore that image you used…happy reading to you too!

  • Reply jessie June 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    have you read gilead by marilynne robinson? i'm reading now and it's one of those slow, rich novels. also a pulitzer prize winner. i just finished special topics in calamity physics by marissa pessl. it's a clever novel. and i *can't wait* to read the historical novel by jill lepore and jane kamensky–historians extraordinaire. see

  • Reply Joan June 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Ask Again Later – Jill Davis.
    Very fun! Brought it to my sister for her to read too.

  • Reply Erin June 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    thank you for all of your recommendations! so excited to dive into some of these!

  • Reply StephSchneider July 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    im reading olive kitteridge, its very sweet, so far…

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