Inky’s Summer Reading List 2013

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Is there anything better than the summer sun and a good book? For me, sitting out on the deck with a cup of coffee, reading the poetry of Mary Oliver in the morning is a beautiful way to start the day.

A few of my wonderful online friends have shared their summer reading lists and it has inspired me to do the same.

I do stray once in a while though. Sometimes a book I had not planned to read will worm its way into my field of vision and take precedence over all other books.

How about you? What are you reading or planning to read this summer?

I love to hear what others are reading. Roxanne over at Stories of Conflict and Love never fails to impress with her book suggestions. She has never steered me wrong. And there are a few on her list I am definitely going to seek out.

My friend Sara from Domestic Type and Chatterbox Family Chronicles is going to be reviewing several books over the summer months. I’m not sure as to which site she will be posting this yet. Stay tuned. I’ll add more as I find out who else is making a summer reading list.

Let me know if you are!

But for now, here’s my list. They are in no particular order and the list is subject to change.

Currently Reading:

*Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
*From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin
*A Dance with Dragons (Book 5) George R.R. Martin (REALLY working to get through this one)

To Read:

*The Split Worlds: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
*The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
*The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
*The Round House by Louise Erdrich
*The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli
*The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag  (this one I have yet to purchase)
*The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
*The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
*Lost in Italy by Stacey Joy Netzel
*Still Life by Louise Penny
*Da Vinci’s Ghost by Toby Lester
*The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag
*Looking for Alaska by John Green
*Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
*A Family Daughter by Maile Meloy

Lost in Italy, I should mention, is written by my dear childhood friend, Stacey Joy Netzel. We grew up together and graduated high school together. I am immensely proud of her work. She is quite the accomplished author and I do hope you will check out her site as well as her other novels!

So there you have it! That’s my list. Let me know what you are reading or if you have any suggestions for summer reading.

Right now I am thoroughly loving “From the Kitchen of Half Truth” by Maria Goodin. It is magical and fun and just delightful. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig is one of those books that burrows into your soul. I know I will be reading it again as there is a lot to digest. A lot of food for thought, which I love in a book.

Happy reading!


7 thoughts on “Inky’s Summer Reading List 2013

  1. Hey, Trac–so cool to see my book on your list! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it enough to pick up the sequel that will be out by the end of July.

    In the meantime, happy reading with all those wonderful sounding books. I’ll be busy with writing my own and reading books by friends in the business. Every once in awhile, just like you, one I hadn’t planned on reading catches my eye and I really enjoy those. 🙂

    • 🙂 Will do for sure. I’ll be working on my own writing as well. My, how the days fly by though. Never seems to be enough time in a day to get it all done.

  2. I don’t normally plan out my reading. I generally pick up whatever book strikes my fancy when I finish reading the last one, but I do have some books I need to polish off this summer, so I might put together a little list, too. Seems like it could be fun to see what my friends are reading versus what I’m reading!

    Of course, your summer reading list seems a little long to my eye, but I know from experience that once the urge to burn through book after book hits, you never realize how many end up on the “to read” list.

    • Matt, I don’t either but Roxanne inspired me to do a list this summer. I tend to veer off though. Especially if I’m reading for web building or coding or need more information, then my fun reading falls off the wagon. I hope you do put a list together. It would be fun to see what you are reading!

  3. I’m sort of like Matt. I kinda/sorta have a plan, but not really. Sometimes I have the next book lined up halfway through the current read and change my mind at the last minute.

    I’m continuing on my Jane Austen Year. I’ve read four novels, am currenlty reading “Mansfield Park” and “Northanger Abbey” is next. Then we’ll see what happens from there.

    Enjoy your reading!

    • Mark – yeah, me too. I am sort of off-the-wall in terms of what book or books I read next. I may amend my list a bit. We’ll see. Depends on the mood. 🙂

  4. What a fun list, Tracy! It will be a summer filled with beautiful imagery and even more beautiful words. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Chocolat’ (a delicious one!), Like Water for Chocolate will remind you of it! Love from Boston!

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