Warm weather reading (at the beach, park, backyard…) is still not a reality here on the Prairies and probably won’t be for quite a while.
Lucky you if you are already enjoying these days comfortably reclined in the sun, settling in for a good read, perhaps accompanied by some icy lemonade and a warm breeze…..sounds good to me.
In spite of our lack of outdoor heat so far, I started to think about some of my fav. ‘summer’ books today. Any avid reader knows, there is definitely a type of book that fits that particular genre. A book that may be a good read anytime of year, but it’s just not the same as reading it in the summer. Can you relate?
One of my all-time favorite summer novels is John Mortimer’s, Summer Lease. I’ve probably read this book for the last 5 or more…summers and if I can hunt it down in the box jungle that has overtaken the basement, I will probably enjoy it again this year.
This is a travel journal of an English family. Mother Molly deciding to respond to a rather cryptic newspaper ad, rents a house in Tuscany for the summer and so begins the tale… As one reviewer on Amazon so aptly put it, ” A delicious Italian dish; sun-drenched and garlic-scented novel” .
I won’t spoil the story…if you are looking for a fun, entertaining and well-written summer novel with a touch of suspense, romance regained and strange water-shortages abounding .. you may want to give this one a try. I’m looking forward to another visit to Tuscany this summer, if I can just get Joe to find the ‘right’ book box . 🙂 What is your favorite(s) summer read?