And the Reading is Easy

It is officially summer and that kicks off summer reading.  I love to go light in the summer, the ‘beachier the better’.  Of course, I already have far more books stacked up (see picture above) and on my Kindle than I can possibly read!

I have already read two of the big beach books: The Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner and 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand.  They each took me about a day to read and were highly entertaining.

I am about to launch into Someone We Know by Shari Lapena.  She is a Canadian author and I have loved her other books.

I continue to listen to Helene Tursten’s Detective Irene Huss books on audio.  I am currently listening to Who Watcheth and only have one left in the series after that. I plan on moving my listening to Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad books (thanks MB). Keeping on the mystery theme, I am also thinking about Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre.  Have any of you read it?  If so, please leave a comment.

While I love to read, part of me feels guilty about ‘just sitting there reading’ when there are other things that need doing. While I was working, I primarily read when I was away from home on vacation.  That worked because my vast ‘to do’ list wasn’t staring me in the face.  That ‘guilt’ has carried over into retirement.

 Then I came across this quote:

Nothing took precedence over reading; it was considered the holiest activity a person could engage in’

                                                                                                     28 Summers

That inspired me to put guilt in my rearview mirror and I am off to read!

Allene

Note: I have no financial relationship with any of the links posted other than buying the books.  I try to link to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, an independent bookseller, whenever possible.

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