Summer Reading - Photo by me in summer, 2007
You can tell that it's summer: I'm reading more! Recently I've read two "just for fun" books. One was an I book.. which I thought I needed on my A-Z challenge list, but discovered I had already recorded an I book. Oh, well. I read them both, so I'm going to list them both!
This I book was The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman. It was an interesting book; I liked how it started. I wasn't as fond of how it developed in the last half, so it didn't make my "favorites" list. While I visited my mom recently, we both did a lot of reading. I was sick, so couldn't do much else. I spent my time on her sofa, reading. She read The Inn at Lake Devine in a day, and when she finished said in a pleased voice, "interesting!" I think she liked it better than I did.
Today I finished a P book for my list: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber. This book actually is not published yet! My sister, a bookstore owner, gets advanced copies which she shares with our mom.. and Mom recommended this one to me. This one I liked better than The Inn...
The Personal History... (now I'm quoting the back cover): "tells the little-known story of African American pioneers and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the strength and spirit that built America." It was a well-told story, and it takes place in South Dakota near the Rosebud Reservation which I have been to, so I can perfectly picture the terrain and some of the weather patterns. I do recommend this book. The publication date is listed as August 2010. It's worth a read if you can purchase one or get one from a library.
I love reading in the summer! Now... which book will be next?