Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach
Light-hearted, curious and fascinating, Roach covers the history of sex-research.
The Barbed Rose, Gail Dayton
Compass Rose Trilogy #2
The second in the series finds Kallista and her illian separated and fighting demons in the heart of Adara.
*Learning to Love You More, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher
Based on the website which offered tasks for participants that ranged from “take a flash photo of under your bed” to “spend time with a dying person” this book offers the best insight into our basic humanness and willingness to connect with those around us. If you haven’t read this or checked out the website (http://www.learningtoloveyoumore.com/), it’s a MUST!
The Glimmer Palace, Beatrice Colin
Lily Nelly Aphrodite is the vehicle through which we see the history of early 20th century Germany and German film, from the turn of the century to just after World War II.
Cotillion, Georgette Heyer
More a comedy of manners and mistaken intentions than a true romance, Cotillion is a quick, fun, frilly romp through Regency London.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
10-year old and chemistry whiz (especially with poisons) Flavia de Luce finds a dead man in the cucumber patch. Finally, something exciting has happened and her life will never be the same!
The Help, Katheryn Stockett
Told in three voices, this “moment in time” novel set in 1960s Jackson Mississippi will touch even the hardest of hearts.
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Stout
Read for HBS Bookclub, I was pleasantly surprised by this little novel and it’s well-wrought short stories.
What have you read this summer? Any beach reads you’ve really enjoyed? Share ’em!