More summer reading


“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.” 

― Felicia Johnson 

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.

Happy reading!




living-things-collected-poems-anne-porter-paperback-cover-artLiving 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

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A Good Summer Read


“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
― Jeannette WallsThe Glass Castle

Whether you’re en route to some exotic travel destination for the summer or simply sitting in your back yard, sipping a refreshing glass of your favorite libation… you’ll probably want to enjoy some good summer reading.  Here’s a list of ten books (novels, non-fiction and debut releases by new authors) that you may want to try out.

Happy reading!

Not in any particular order:


  1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  3. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  4. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
  5. Rockaway by Tara Ison


  1. Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math by Daniel Tammet
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

First Releases (Fiction) by New Authors:

  1. No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

First Releases (Non-fiction) by New Authors:

  1. Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage by M. Jane Fairburn
  2. Casualties of the (Recession) Depression by Heather Joan Marinos

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”

― Lisa SchroederI Heart You, You Haunt Me

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