Summer time.... and what are you reading?
It has become somewhat of a tradition to get together with fellow book lovers on the deck at BPYC to chat about some of our favourite reads of the season. It was a perfect evening, with boats coming in and out of the gap as the sun set and the lighthouse blinked on.
Annika suggested we co-host a raclette party, and everyone brought treats. Sausage, shrimp, fresh veggies.... One of my favourites on the grill was scallops and asparagus. Sides were quiche and salad. Cheeses included gruyere, swiss, and different types of raclette. Everything delicious!
It was a real pleasure hearing about everyone's summer reading. I especially want to pick up the bilingual edition of Neruda's book of poetry, Ode to Common Things.
Here is the list of books with links to details.
The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation by Lodro Rinzler
A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, by Mark Bittman
Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
My Secret Sister, by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean
The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff
The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Chu
Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself, by Dr. Joseph Mercola (Author), David Perlmutter M.D. (Foreword)
Odes to Common Things, Bilingual Edition, by Pablo Neruda / Ferris Cook, Ken Krabbenhoft
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
Winter of the World by Ken Follett
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr