This summer my Kindle has been serving me well with some great reads…
Currently: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett – by far my favorite book of the season. I can’t wait for the film!
I also jumped into The Story Factor by Annette Simmons for some writing tips before starting my copywriting job, thanks to my creative employer who loves the art of storytelling just as much as I do.
Since I’ve been trying to learn a bit more about Buddhism and the skills I learned in my meditation course last spring, I started out the summer reading You Are Here. For some of life’s most complex questions and troubling topics, poetic monk Thich Nhat Hahn gives clear, tangible perspective on a beautiful spiritual practice.
On the lighter side, I HAD to read some more David Sedaris after obsessing over a melange of short stories assigned in one of my English classes. So I finally picked up his popular collection Me Talk Pretty One Day, and I really can’t rave about this one enough. If you’re looking for humor with a real, raw edge – get your hands on this!
Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie, was definitely a worthwhile investment. I say investment because I have yet to finish it – I won’t lie, it’s a dense read and difficult to regain your bearings on the plot if you put the book down for a while, as I did. But it’s well worth the attention and time; Rushdie is such a fantastic storyteller.
If you’re into magical realism or just great writing in general, I’d highly recommend it! Next up: Life of Pi by Yann Martel – If Amazon comments are a good indication, then I’m definitely expecting good things. Have you read this one? Leave a comment!