Hello there! Welcome back, or welcome for the first time if you’ve never been here before. I put out a call for blog post ideas on my instagram page and Noelle suggested a list of books I’m planning to read over the summer, which I thought was a fantastic idea, so here it is! Maybe this will give you some ideas of what to read yourself! (I’ll also leave links at the end of the post so you can read longer descriptions or buy one of the books I mentioned).
Starting out with the book I’m currently reading:
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
I found this book randomly during a trip to Powell’s and was intrigued by the summary, so I picked it up and I’m loving it! It’s about a restored historic mansion in North Carolina that has a mystery surrounding it, an unexpected friendship, a little bit of magic, with a side of the romantic. It’s a very sweet read and I’d love to read the rest of this author’s work!
Port William Novels & Stories I by Wendell Berry
I recently finished Hannah Coulter, my first Wendell Berry novel, and loved it so much that a friend loaned this to me so that I could go further into that world. Berry writes stories that feel so real and that explore life in a small town. He really delves into what it means to be part of community, so I can’t wait to see what his other writing is like.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
This is a book I’ve had on my bookshelf for awhile, and it seems like it will have a similar feel to The Peach Keeper, and sometimes I like to stick with a theme if I’m really enjoying it. 🙂 This one is about a young girl who moves to Georgia with her aunt after a tragedy, and meets a whole host of wonderful women who change her life and help her heal.
Rachel’s Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts
I bought this one in England, basically because I buy too many books when I already have books to read. 🙂 But it was in a 2 for 8 pounds deal, so who was I to say no? It’s an easy and cozy read about a woman on a farm with her mother and daughter who has to come up with a plan to save the farm financially. It involves a lot of tea and baking, so it’s right up my street.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
This one was another one that I borrowed from a friend, and I’ve seen the movie on Netflix (starring Lily James, highly recommend) and it was quite cute, so I imagine the book is even better.
Cary Grant by Marc Eliot
Another Powell’s buy, and I mainly bought this because I love Cary Grant and any movie he’s ever been in, and I wanted to learn more about him! He’s just so classy and suave in his films, so I’m excited to know more.
As you can see, my reading taste is varied and I’ll pretty much read anything if it’s suggested to me! This is just a start, so if you have any ideas for me to add to the list, feel free to share below! I hope this encourages you to pick up a book, and maybe share your thoughts with me as I’d love to hear them. 🙂 You can find me on Instagram to share those thoughts!
Until next time. xx