"O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either with out the other is naught." Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have stacks of books, just ready to be read. If only I had a month's vacation by the sea in Scotland, or I'd settle for Santa Monica or Cape Cod!
Some on my list are classics, some I have read before, long ago, some are things I have picked up that looked interesting and some are gifts from friends.
So here is my list:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D. H. Lawrence (i never got around to reading this one)
The Claddagh Ring by Malachy McCourt
The Real James Herriott by Jim Wight ( read all of the series and really want to read the biography)
History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt
The Covenant by Beverly Lewis
The Betrayal by Beverly Lewis (gifts)
Highlanders A Histroy of the Highland Clans by Fitzroy MacClean
Vol. 2 of The Civil War by Shelby Foote (i was in the middle when I put it down for something else I needed to read)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Artemis Foul The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Legendary Ireland by Peter Somerville
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (this is a reread)
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper FForde
Now this is only by my bed! I have a large stack on the bookshelves in the family room, but that is another post.
Currently I am reading Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl that a friend gave me to read. It is really worth the read. I am more than half way finished and I am looking forward to finishing it this weekend. The friend said to pass it on, so I will give it to R, so she can read it, then pass it along.
What was your favorite book this summer?