Summer Reading Recommendations

DottyParker

I haven't read it yet, but "Calypso" by David Sedaris is on my list.  It seems to be more of an emotional heavy lift than his usual, such as delving into the impact of his sister's suicide.  But compared to the real life news, I'd call it light reading.

www.kirkusreviews.com

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/david-sedaris/calypso-sedaris/


Jamie

Ah, Sedaris - good idea!  Looks like I have When Your Engulfed in Flames which I haven't read yet.

I am reading King's latest - The Outsider.  It's ok - around 25% through.

I enjoy reading former Maplewoodian - Brad Park's books - looks like he has a new one:

  https://www.amazon.com/Closer-Than-You-Know-Novel/dp/1101985623/

I highly recommend his earlier ones with Carter Ross as the main character - many local references.


nakaille

I am absolutely loving Buddha's Brain: the practical neuroscience of  happiness, love and wisdom.


steel

Anything by David Sedaris, -warning, -highly addictive.

I've recently read:

Theft by Finding

Naked

When you are Engulfed in Flames

Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Let's Explore Diabetes in Owls

and then there's this: (when he sings like Billie Holiday around 28:00, I lose it).


finnegan

I love Sedaris, but summer vacation is the only time I have to read real fiction any more, and Ondaatje's new novel Warlight is close to the top of my list this summer.  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/567854/warlight-by-michael-ondaatje/9780525521198/


DottyParker

Sedaris' book signings are quite the event.  


nytimes.com:  David Sedaris leaves his audiences weeping.  And still wanting more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/books/david-sedaris-calypso.html


DottyParker

It goes without saying that Albright's book, "Fascism: A Warning," isn't a light read.  She has lived it and I am compelled to read it.  


theguardian.com:  Madeleine Albright: 'The things that are happening, are genuinely, seriously bad.'

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/08/madeleine-albright-fascism-is-not-an-ideology-its-a-method-interview-fascism-a-warning


blackcat

Working my way through A Game of Thrones this summer ( got it for .20 at my local library book sale) 

Last year was the summer of The Dark Tower series. 


galileo

I just finished my favorite read of the summer,Clock Dance by one of my special authors,Anne Tyler. Her characters are are so interesting and while reading it,it really makes you observe people. It’s on the N Y Times list as usual. 


mrincredible
blackcat said:
Working my way through A Game of Thrones this summer ( got it for .20 at my local library book sale) 

 I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but that's actually the first of a whole series of novels.  wink 




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