If you’re the podcast listening type (and you really should be because podcasts are fun), you might remember that in addition to the Fountains of Carrots podcast I co-host with Christy, I’ve been joining my friend Tsh Oxenreider once a month on The Simple Show to chat about books.
Usually we just each share about one book we’ve read lately and loved. But this week, we shared summer reading ideas!
As we chatted about the books we picked (we each chose five–three we’ve read and two we plan to read), I realized that over the summer I’m drawn to books that are compelling. Not necessarily easy reads, although summer can be a nice time to relax from meatier books, but books that have a little something that keeps you turning the pages. Maybe some mystery, maybe just delightful prose, maybe a story and characters you’re fully immersed in. Summer is no time to be slogging through a text. It’s for the fun reads.
You can listen to the whole podcast here:
And you can check out our summer reading suggestions here:
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1. Tsh’s pick:
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
2. My pick:
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
3. Tsh’s pick:
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
4. My pick:
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
5. Tsh’s pick:
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
6. My pick:
Possession by A.S. Byatt
7. Tsh’s pick:
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
8. My pick:
Father Brown: The Essential Tales by G.K. Chesterton
9. Tsh’s pick:
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
10. My pick:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
And I really can’t let you get away without an exuberant recommendation to add Tsh’s newest book to your summer reading list. It is far and away Tsh’s finest work so far. As I’m reading it, I’m having a hard time believing that I KNOW THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS. It’s that good. No wonder it’s a best seller. It’s so beautifully written and compelling–perfect for summertime. But I warn you that it will make you want to go adventuring…
At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider
What’s on your summer reading list?