This is book week for me! Friday and Saturday bring "Bookstock" to our community with book sales, poetry readings, author signings, etc. I'm also collecting books for vacation. So, today's post is about some books I've read this summer, books I'm hoping to read, and asks for recommendations from you. Later this week--what the girls are reading, read aloud suggestions from you, and who knows what else....
Right now I'm reading My Name is Memory about a young man and woman who keep encountering each other's souls through time. I haven't finished it, but it is beautiful.
This weekend I read A Vintage Affair which is about a woman in London who leaves her job at Sotheby's to open her own vintage fashion shop. The women she meets and the dresses she buys have stories to tell. It was a light weekend read and very fun.
The Kitchen House tells the story of a white indentured servant living on a plantation in Virginia. Lucinda has to negotiate a complicated world of race, class, and gender. A great read.
My Name is Mary Sutter is all about a young midwife who wishes to become a surgeon. Unable to get anybody to train her, she heads off to Washington to work in a Civil War hospital. I enjoyed this book, however, the descriptions of war wounds and 19th century medicine were a bit gruesome!
Soon....we are headed off for a week of rest and relaxation in a little cottage by the sea in Nova Scotia. I'm trying to gather a good pile of books. Here are a couple that are on my list:
I really hope these books are available at the library by the time I am ready to go. Do you have any recommendations for a good summer vacation read? I've never read any Wendell Berry novels. Any recommendations out there?