While many of you, this first week of September, are sharpening your pencils and packing your backpack, I am trying to reshelf my summer reading books. Unconsciously, I started to put them in order of appreciation. This got me thinking, what were some of your favorite reads this summer? Here is my top three,
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
Check out my complete list Maxine's Summer Reading List 2014
Today I was shelving the books that accompanied me in airports, around the pool, seaside and even waiting in line on my European vacation. As I was perusing my notes I realized that not one book was a source of disappointment. Was it because my choices were spot on? Or was it because with this scenery and a cold drink, everything is BETTER? Whatever the reason, this summer has been filled with interesting characters, great mysteries and wonderful companions. Who could ask for more?
After a day at the sea, and a late afternoon siesta, it is time to hit the streets of Santorini. Tonight we find ourselves in Oia, the town where all the famous Greece pictures are taken. While taking in the breathtaking scenery I stumbled across this amazing bookstore, Atlantis Books, www.atlantisbooks.org.
Stella and I will be taking a much needed summer break. We will continue to post on this blog and review a book or two. In September, we will be back 'Boutiquing' books, right down to the book club gathering.
Have a restful and joyful summer.
So many great books and so little space and weight. That is my dilemma this summer. My goal is to read all the hardcovers once I am home. Paperbacks will accompany me to the beach.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one."
` George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
My summer list is almost complete and I cannot wait to dive into their lives and live them.