Summer Reading List

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Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens
to allow in more light
.—Vera Nazarian

While rain poured down on our tin Costa Rican roof last night, I closed My Year with Eleanor for the last time. Fini. My journey conquering fears culminating with the author’s summit of Kilimanjaro was over. Four years ago she moved to St. John to scoop ice cream.

Above is a sampling of the many books on my summer to-read list—memoirs, self-help, and writing. Some books were gifts, most were self-procured. All enticing reads.

Better Than Before is our spring online book club pick so I need to finish it. I’ve heard rave reviews of Joan Didion’s My Year of Magical Thinking. Dying to read Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own. Betsy Lerner offers wonderful writing insights in The Forest for the Trees, yet I remain halfway through.

Grieving Mindfully continues to be a worthy go-to as I work through grief yet again. Shannon Ables will be back on the podcast this summer discussing her book Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life. Another tome I’m reading for an upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training is Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. You know, just a puny 600+ pages!

Last week’s 52 Weeks of Tranquility focused on reading and many participants their current consumption in our Facebook group. Seeing someone’s stack of books is a generous peek into their soul, don’t you think?

So I’m wondering, what’s on your summer reading list? Bisous. x