“I guess you can call me “old fashioned”. I prefer the book with the pages that you can actually turn. Sure, I may have to lick the tip of my fingers so that the pages don’t stick together when I’m enraptured in a story that I can’t wait to get to the next page. But nothing beats the sound that an actual, physical book makes when you first crack it open or the smell of new, fresh printed words on the creamy white paper of a page turner.”
Well, three weeks of poetry, fiction and non-fiction have come and gone, here at heatherfromthegrove. I hope you found the selections interesting and perhaps even added them to your own summer reading list.
Below, are just a few more for you to consider. I’ve listed them by genre and category (only the book title, author and thumbnail book cover). Please scroll slowly, all the way down.
Living Things: Collected Poems (2006), by Anne Porter
Phenomenal Women: Four Poems Celebrating Women, by Maya Angelou
The English Girl, by Daniel Silva
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Category – Cookbooks
Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, by Patricia Moore-Pastides
Jerusalem: A Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi
Category – Memoir
Bossypants, by Tina Fey
To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story, by Mary C. Neal, M.D.
Category – History > North America > Canada
Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage, by M. Jane Fairburn
Category – Mainstream Political and Economic Commentary > United States
Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent, by Edward Luce
The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Casualties of the (Recession) Depression, by Heather Joan Marinos
Category – Mainstream Economic Commentary > International
BreakoutNations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, by Ruchir Sharma
Image (at the very top) via meetup.com.