Let’s take a break from fashion talk and talk about something else that’s awesome… books! Need some ideas for a summer book club? Want to get some ideas for a good beach read?
Here are my suggestions…
Something a little heavier: The Bridge, by Julie Orringer.
This book, set in Budapest and Paris in the 1930s and ‘40s, is a fascinating look at the Holocaust from a slightly different perspective than I’d read before. Because of the subject matter, it’s not a happy story. But it is a really good, evocative, interesting and compelling book.
Something a little non-fiction: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver
Kingsolver usually writes fiction, but this book is about her family’s move to Appalachia and their desire to live by what’s in season, what’s local, and what they can grow themselves. Things are a little grim in the early spring, but they manage, and the story of discovery and reconnecting to the land and nature is a beautiful one.
Something a little lighter: Remember Me, by Sophie Kinsella
This book has been out for a few years, but if you’re looking for a fun, well-plotted and interesting beach read, then anything by Kinsella is probably a safe bet. This is one of my favorite books by her, just because even though I figured I knew the ending (these kind of books always end happily), I didn’t know how she was going to get there.
Summer reading suggestions? Leave ‘em in the comments.