Last week the students in my Writing Close to the Earth online class read George Orwell's classic essay, "Politics and the English Language." In it ... Read More
Summer’s drawing to a close, and a while back we asked the Facebook hordes to list their favorite books for summer reading. Here’s what they had to say. What about the rest of you?
Sara Masaryk: Anything by Gene Stratton Porter. Her nature loving books always feel like summer reading to me and inspire me to be attentive to the season, the birds and the butterflies that summer here in Wisconsin.
Lauren Defnall Winter: To Kill a Mockingbird
Laure Hittle: ALL OF THEM.
Laure Hittle: Too little fiction during the school year=reading list five fathoms deep in the summer.
Melissa Mcmahon: Wind in the Willows
Kim Fisher: I have also been going through all of my Gene Stratton Porter library, in addition to Slow Church and many other Rabbit Room suggestions. One of my favorite threads on the RR Forums has been what everyone has been reading.
Deborah Follett: The summer is a difficult time for me to squeeze in reading. When I do get to it, I usually browse through the massive Louis L’Amour collection I inherited when my dad died. The short story collections are nice especially nice for that.
Kate Cole: Just finished The Fiddlers Gun and Green. Such beauty. I couldn’t put them down.
Micah Dale Pick: Hemingway short stories.
Paul Holderman: I boldly admit this, even here among-st such heady and scholastic readers; A good ol’ Lilian Jackson Braun Cat Who book or a volume from Jan Karon’s Mitford series is just right on a weekend indoors.
Kayla R. Conrad: Manalive.
Susan Richmond: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
Dawn Waters Baker: Jane Austen, reading Persuasion.
Sally Tooley: Anything to keep my kids engaged in reading over the summer. Just got my oldest started with The Bronze Bow. He’s going to love it!
Antoinette Harms: Lillith by George Macdonald, I also just finished The Awakening of Miss Prim and its rising to the top of my favorite book list
Mary Elizabeth McCulley: Finished Watership Down this summer–good adventure read
Millie Sweeny: Just finished Marilynn Robinson’s Lila, and it was lovely.
Jennifer Love: Watership down!!
Chrystal Padgett Senter: Awakening of Miss Prim was delightful.
Mollie Brush Griffith: This is my nightstand. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say we like The Wingfeather Saga over the summer!
Sarah Moss: The Wind in the Willows, or a Wendell Berry book.
Editor’s note: Kate Cole is clearly a woman of refined and excellent taste.