Here they are:
The Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares. Set on Fire Island, NY, I got totally entangled in the relationship between two sisters and their male companion. Couldn't put it down.
Next up is Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. What can you say about this timeless classic written 50 years ago. I savor every word of this book.
Without Reservations by columnist Alice Steinbach, details her late-life European adventure including a romance with a Japanese business executive.
The Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance by Jane Juska. This sixty-something heads out into the world of personal-ad dating. An oftentimes sad yet honest account of her encounters. She was on The View a few years ago and is a woman I would like to have lunch with.
A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke. Merde, for those of you who don't speak French, means crap. Very funny "fiction" book that follows Brit Paul West as he navigates life in France. Funny and sexy romp!
An Italian Affair by Laura Fraser. When her husband leaves her, Ms. Fraser sets off on a transatlantic love affair. Feeling plump, she allows herself to show off her sexy side with the help of a European man. A sometime writer for More magazine, I love her writing and wish I were in Ischia right now!
The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club by Jessica Morrison. The title character after catching her fiance cheating on her the same day she loses her job, in a drunken stupor, books a rental in Buenos Aires. This book was the catalyst that, a few years ago, planted the blogging seed in my head. Took me a while to act on it but glad I did. A very fun read.
After reviewing my summer reading list, I see that I love books that take me away to faraway places.
Ahhh . . .
Dontcha just love books?!
"I find television to be very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go in the other room and read a book."
- Groucho Marx