So, I have been trying to read one book each week during summer. I am failing, big time!
I still haven't finished The Botany of Desire. I read it for a little while, and then want to put it down and pick up something lighter and easier. My husband is often telling me that if I am not enjoying reading something, I should just stop reading it. But I always feel like I need to "finish what I start." Which in practice turns into simply putting that book aside for awhile, and reading others. Once I get into it for a few pages, I can stick with it for awhile, but then I need a break from it.
M and I go to the library every week, and I always try to pick up some new books for him. I can't resist looking for books for me as well, and I picked up The Last Summer of the Camperdowns a couple of weeks ago. It took me a while to get into it, but when I got there, of course I had to finish it. It was just a sad plot and I found myself getting annoyed by all of the adult characters (and their conversations) in the book. Sad and depressing the whole way through, with a sad ending.
When we were camping, I picked up Where We Belong by Emily Giffin from the park ranger's "take or exchange" collection. I love Emily Giffin, her books are always reliable summer reads and this one was no different. The plot centers around an adoption, so I was especially intrigued. I enjoyed reading it and I thought Ms. Giffin did a good job with some delicate matters at play in this particular adoption.
I would love any suggestions for more books to read! Yesterday I started a short book called Here Now by Amy Wellborn. I've had it own my shelf for a while but hadn't gotten around to reading it (is this beginning to sound like a broken record?) I picked up Brideshead Revisited and The House of Mirth last week at the library. And this morning when we were there, I picked up three more books: Until I Say Good-Bye (Susan Spencer-Wendel's memoir after her diagnosis with ALS), Defiant Brides ("The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married"), and Another Place at the Table (written by a foster parent, Kathy Harrison). So I pretty much need to stop blogging and get to reading! Hope you are enjoying some summer reading too!