by Kimberly A. Cook (Twitter@ WarriorTales)
Yesterday in Portland, Oregon we broke a temperature record, 88 degrees! After two cold summers back to back courtesy of La Nina and the wettest March on record this year, its welcome. Since the amazing crop of moss was finally pried off my patio by the power washer, it seems like summer may actually arrive before July 28th this year.
The early morning dawn is always awake with possibilities and hope. When I looked out and saw one of my favorite roses opening a fresh bloom yesterday, I hurried outside to take a picture. It got me daydreaming about summer and summer reads.
The rose is near my favorite lawn swing and thoughts of curling up on a warm afternoon with a book made me consider making a top three reading list for this summer.
Perhaps I should make a short list of books with three specific goals in mind. Granted I am reading all the time, but I felt pondering this assignment would be a good brain exercise. So here are the three categories; one book on writing you have on a bookshelf but have never read, one epic fiction book you loved and will re-read and last but not least, a new book you have never read.
My list is still in the making, but there are some contenders. For epic fiction re-read it’s a toss-up between The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher and The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye. Never read craft books on my shelves could be either A Writer’s Coach by Jack Hart or Story by Robert McKee. (There are a ton of writing books on my shelves, so give me a break if everybody but me have read these two.)
Brand new reads? Let me walk my fingers across the piles of books throughout my house. Rather like bon bons stored in the freezer, there are always new books to read in my home, in addition to the ebooks stacking up on my Nook. So think about a simple summer book reading list of your own. What choices would be on your summer three list?