After writing “Summer Reading” – I had the great pleasure of re-reading “To Kill a Mockingbird.” While this wasn’t one of my summer reading list books as a girl, it was a book I read early, and that made a great impression. If everyone just followed Atticus Finch’s path, we’d all be much more compassionate, fair, and just with each other. And Scout is the perfect heroine, so young and ignorant of the world that she gets to ask all the questions we do not dare, and say all the things that provoke real dialogue and change.
Scout is also an avid reader, and has this wonderful quote:
“Until I feared to lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
All summer I have been “breathing” my way through many wonderful books, several of which have been read and loved more than once. So I thought I’d put together a list of my favorites to share. I cheated a bit and added a couple of favorites from the spring, too.
I’d love to know what you’ve been reading, too.
Gin’s Summer Reading List
- To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- The Companions – Sherri S. Tepper
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Steig Larrson (3rd in the series)
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (1st in the series)
- Little, Big – John Crowley
- Muse and Reverie – Charles de Lint
- The Curse of the Wolf Girl – Martin Millar (follow-up to Lonely Werewolf Girl)
- The Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman (1st of the Sally Lockhart series)
- Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert