Summer reading

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Long the winter may have been, summer’s going to have its way.  Its finally here along with the Summer fair with its rides and popcorn fare, the smell of barbecue grilling and the long awaited family vacation. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to pack up a bunch of books that I’ve been wanting to read and bring them along to wherever we may end up going. Often, the books outweigh all the clothes I need but summer to me means more time to read all those books I’ve been eyeing during the rest of the year. So I thought I would share with you some of the books in my reading list…

The Orphan Master’s Son -this book has garnered a lot of critical praise and has won the  the Pulitzer Prize.  Prize aside, what intrigues me is the writer’s depiction of North Korea, one of the most closed societies of the world.  I am so curious to see the author’s depiction of this society and I would like to ask him how he this tale came into being.

The Painted Girls–set in Belle Epoque Paris, this is the story of two sisters, one of whom becomes the model became for Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.  I love historical fiction. I love the idea of imagining the stories behind artworks and historical figures.  And sometimes its good to be immersed in another period altogether.

Detroit: An American Autopsy– I think its only fair to learn more about this notorious city with such contrasting faces. Crime ridden yet blessed with one of the country’s best art collections. I want to know more.

The Fault in our Stars— I’ve been a fan of John Green since I read Looking for Alaska  so I’m really looking forward to his newest one. It has cancer in it though so I’m preparing a box of tissues.

Paris Haute Couture– This is a comprehensive history of Parisian high fashio.  Good enough reason for me to read it!

Market Day in Provence— Provencal markets have such romantic allure. I love markets.  But this book dissects the mechanisms behind such markets and dissects its economic workings and implications.  That’s quite a different take on markets and I’m curious to see what the author has to say. Plus, its set in the beautiful town of Carpentras of which I have many fond memories of.  I can’t wait!

How about you dear friends, what’s on your summer reading list?

 

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