Decoda’s Summer Reading – Nicole Davies
Date posted: August 23, 2017
I’m a firm believer in utilizing my public library as often as possible & that reading a heavy classic, such as Anna Karenina, should be left to the winter months!
Keeping with those two book beliefs I headed to my local library for a lovely light summer read. I randomly picked up two fictional books that fell into the same category; decluttering & organizing. The first book Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski was a fun little read. A house stuffed to the brim with interesting (and not so interesting) things of an eccentric famous artist, throw in a woman down on her luck in pretty much every area of her life, add a dash of a love interest or two (oo-la-la!) and basically it’s the recipe for a perfect summer read.
Being a voracious reader and happy to make others become one too, I’ve started to take my nephew and niece on library outings. Although they don’t fully understand (they’re 8 & 6)the amazing adventures that can be had in reading a really intriguing story, or being so engrossed in a story you’re surprised when the clock reads 4 a.m. or relating to a character(s) so much that you read the book(s) over and over, because it’s (they’re) just that great! I hope they do get to experience the complete happiness/sadness/hilarity that can happen within the story of what will become their favourite books in the near future.
A few of my favourite fiction books (and maybe yours too?) in no particular order:
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
- The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
- All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
- What Lies Beyond The Stars – Michael A. Goorjian
- 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss
- Fall on Your Knees – Anne-Marie MacDonald
A quick shout out to the non-fiction favourite:
Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert