Have you been reading this summer? I've got a back log of books to read, and I got through several of them while on vacation. I love light reading in the summer (The Blue Bistro, The Island, Joy for Beginners) but I also try to add in one or two classics that I've missed.
This year my classic read was To Kill a Mockingbird. It's true -- somehow I never read this book. I expected this to be a boring tale about a courtroom trial, which explains why I've avoided it for so long, but it was nothing of the kind. I enjoyed every moment of reading about Scout and Jem Finch's childhood pranks and playfulness (the setting is depression era Maycomb, Alabama), and admired their father Atticus' calm and honest way of raising them. Written by Harper Lee in the mid 50's and like all true classics, it's as relevant and enjoyable today as it was at that time.
If you enjoy reading and are looking for an online group to chat with, click on the link on the left for our Women and Books group at Goodreads.com. Our September books discussion is Joy for Beginners, and October's book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
What did you read this summer?