If you’ve read my blog, you know I love to read. When we go on family vacations, my brother loves to make up his own superlatives for the week: spent the most time at the beach, spent the most time at the house, drank the most margaritas, best tan, worst tan, best sunburn, and so on. I always win read the most books. They laugh at me because I show up with a sack full of books. You just don’t know what you want to read and I like to have options. Now, I love my e-reader, but wary about taking it down to the sand. I’ll stick to paperback books and even an occasional library book. I wonder about the person who gets that book after me, can they smell the ocean air on the pages?
Last summer, Dorothea Benton Frank came to Spartanburg at the Alumnae House. If you ever get the opportunity to hear her speak, go. She is enthusiastic and entertaining. She loves to share a little about her process of writing. If you are in Spartanburg this summer, she will be returning at 7 on June 14, Dorothea Benton Frank A special evening – Hub City Writers Project tickets are selling fast though.
So of course on my summer reading list is her latest, Porch Lights.
I have a huge reading list for this summer. And I read a wide variety of genres. So in no particular order, here are some of the books I plan on reading this summer.
The Patron Saint of Dreams • The Iguana Tree • The Coldest Night • The Guest Book • Brave Enemies • Defending Jacob • Red, White and Blood • Tricked
Yes, I realize it is a rather eclectic group, but I love it. I am sure I will also include some other titles along the way.
I am also always reading a book about the craft of writing. Right now I am reading Orson Scott Card’s Characters and Viewpoints and Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer.
With my time as a Converse blogger coming to an end, I invite you to join me at my personal blog where I blog about Sunday dinner and the journey of a writer: http://connietk.blogspot.com