SUMMER READING LIST
Don't you just miss those long summer days filled with pages upon pages of pirates and princesses? With summer fast approaching (like next week) I have put together a summer reading list that has something for everyone. I hope you find some time for yourself this summer to dive into some of these great reads. Happy Relaxing! R+W.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates-Taking place in the 1960s suburbs of New York, April and Frank Wheeler are determined to create an extraordinary life in an ordinary world. This book is by far one of the most thought-provoking novels I have read in years.
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario-This is a quick and fascinating read about a woman's sacrifices for her career as a war journalist. Lynsey's experiences are the stuff of legend, and I found her life story to be endlessly inspiring.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte-When I was in my late teens and early 20s I read this book once a year. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say the ever engaging joy and sorrow of Cathy and Heathcliff is definitely worth reading once a year. I think I may have to resume my tradition starting this summer.
The Happiest Kids in The World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids* by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison-If you are raising even one child in America (or know anyone who is), this book is truly a breath of fresh air. A great account of the vast differences in approaches to parenting in the Netherlands and America. Take the advice for what you will, but certainly worth the read.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami-Norwegian Wood is a beautiful story about the memories of a man from his college days, and his dreamlike relationships with two very different women. I fell in love with this book years ago. Murakami's surrealist ability to create worlds within worlds is exceptional.