My Summer Book List

It’s July 1st and I am so loving my summer!

All I want to do is lay around and sleep and read and bake things. Since the subject of reading lists came up last week (at our rockin’ happy hour on the rooftop at Moto-I: could you guys please try to loosen up and have some more fun next time?!) I’m posting a list of books I have read, or am currently reading, since May:

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingfisher (Yay Frida!)
Doghouse Roses by Steve Earle (Yay for stories that read like good country music!)
My Heart is a Mountain by Cat Holm (Yay for local authors with unarmored hearts!)
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M Auel (Meh.)
Sing You Home by Jodi Piccoult (Yay for books that alternately make me want to scream and cheer!)
The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (Yay for my fav author!)
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (Yay for crazy artists!)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Yay for angry women that transcend!)
In One Person by John Irving (Meh. I miss you, John Irving.)
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Yay for the Penguin Ink Series and the Pegasus Prize for Literature!)
Everything is Going to Be OK (Yay for artwork that makes me smile!)
Piece by Piece by Tori Amos (Jury is still out.)
Swan by Mary Oliver (Yay for my idol, Mary Oliver!)
Sacred Hearts by Phoebe Hanson (Yay for the ‘Housewife Poet’!)
Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran (Yay for cross-cultural food!)
Meditation Now or Never by Steve Hagen (Yay for Zen!)
Avatar: Meher Baba by Jean Adriel (Still bewildered.)
Making It: Radical Home Ec (Yay for homemade vinegar!)
It’s Complicated: The American Teenager (Yay for whole and complete mini people!)
And if you saw the stack of books on my headboard, in my studio, by the couch and on my Kindle list, you might shake your head disbelievingly…

And for those of you that are ‘too busy to read and can’t possibly understand how to make time for such frivolity’, I send you here:

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