Fall is already here and I haven’t written yet about my summer reading. I had a lovely summer, filled with travel, gardening, reading, and long walks. Despite the busy-ness of the season, I also thoroughly enjoyed my reading on the porch!
I discovered a new-to-me author this summer — Victoria Connelly — and really enjoyed reading numerous of her books. A book by a favorite author, Patricia McKillip, was disappointing to me. I just couldn’t get into it. Perhaps it was just not the right time? Reading Kent Haruf‘s Our Souls at Night was a highlight of the summer. His last book and such a beautiful and tender story, beautifully written, was a real gift to his readers. I also loved reading Gary Paulsen‘s trilogy of memories about his grandmother. What a loving tribute to her! Although I didn’t listen to as many audiobooks as I do during wintertime, I really enjoyed listening to both The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), and I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith.
So you can see that even though I’ve been quiet on this blog for a few months, reading was an important and delightful part of my summer. I hope you enjoyed your summer reading as much as I did mine!