Decoda’s Summer Reading – Maureen Kehler
Date posted: July 5, 2017
I just got back from a meeting with my kayaking gang. We met to discuss our trip that’s coming up in a couple of weeks; nailing down details like who is bringing the stove, the mosquito netting, and the first aid kit.
As usual, the meeting started with “What book are you reading now?”, “I’m between books, any suggestions?”, “I loved that book!”, “That one wasn’t as good as her last one”, “I thought I was next in line to borrow that book”, and “Sorry, my daughter took it off the shelf and I haven’t seen it since”.
These wild women kayakers are the ones who introduced me to John Irving through “A Prayer for Owen Meany”, Ann-Marie Macdonald through “Fall on Your Knees”, Rohinton Mistry through “A Fine Balance”, Barbara Kingsolver through “A Poisonwood Bible”, Annie Proulx through “The Shipping News”, Joseph Boyden through “Three Day Road”, and Muriel Barbery through “Elegance of the Hedgehog”.
This evening I came home with my summer reading list and my kayaking/camping list. I’ll be reading “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty, and “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien for starters.
Oh, and I’m bringing the stove.