I am so excited to be heading up to Maine for a little summer escape. Don’t fret – my husband will be minding the shop during my absence, so please stop by.
Maine, a bastion of good memories. Perfect childhood days spent at the shore, eating the best seafood, and spending lazy days reading and reading and reading – the rainy days always a welcome excuse to crack open a book.
So, this coming week I will have a chance to soak up the coastal beauty, swing by the iconic and delicious seafood joints, and read. AH! Reading! I can’t wait to have five glorious days to pick up a book whenever I like and just lose myself.
So, which books are coming with me?
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch (non-fiction) – I love reading about bookstores, and I know that Wendy’s book will not disappoint. (Wendy will be in shop October 18th!) I’ve read bits here and there, and I’m already enchanted.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (thriller) – Have you heard the hype surrounding this book? It’s everwhere, and from the reviews I’ve read – for good reason. I love a great thriller and I can’t wait to dig into this page turner.
Savages by Don Winslow (contemporary fiction) : I saw a preview for the movie, and I was intrigued. Then a customer mentioned how crazy – dark – edgy it was and I knew I wanted to read it. I’ve already started this one and it’s already begun to pull me in.
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (Classic) : I can’t believe I’ve never read this book, but now is the time. I can’t wait to sink my teeth in this incredible masterpiece of speculative fiction – and I snagged a copy with illustrations by Edward Gorey. How could I resist?
Also, I have to bring a couple of great poetry books. Imagine sitting on the beach, night falling, with the ocean curling up on the shore, the words just washing over you? Okay- so I’m not a poet, but I really freaking love reading poetry. In my beach bag – Denise Levertov Poems 1968-1972, Fictional Teeth by Linda Dyer, A Beautiful Name for a Girl by Kirsten Kaschock (local author!).
Maine- Here I come!