The other day, Mr. Jeannie Ology feared the worst. That Ms. Jeannie wound be done in. In the night. By the toppling tower of books that has taken up residence on her tiny night stand next to the bed.
“One wrong flip of your hand and you’ll be dead.”
Ms. Jeannie hadn’t even considered these possibilities. There are a lot of books. But Ms. Jeannie has plans to read each and every one this summer. Mr. Jeannie said it was an ambitious goal.
Perhaps. But Ms. Jeannie is of the ambitious sort, so it is only fitting. Besides, she tells Mr. Jeannie – there could be worse things in life than death by books:)
And so she presents her summer reading list…
- How to be Good – Nick Hornby
- The Portrait of A Lady – Henry James
- Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk – David Sedaris
- Eleanor of Aquitaine – Alison Weir
- Hypocrite In A Pouffy White Dress – Susan Jane Gillman
- Barrel Fever – David Sedaris
- Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
- 11-22-63 – Stephen King
- Diana & Jackie – Jay Mulvenay
- The Department of Lost and Found – Allison Winn Scotch
- The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt
- Weekend Sewing – Heather Ross
- Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts
- Birds of America – Lorrie Moore
- Let’s Explore Diabetes with Animals – David Sedaris
- The Florist’s Daughter – Patricia Hampl
- Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes
- The Martha Rules – Martha Stewart
- Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns
Ms. Jeannie promised her handsome husband that after reading each book and thoughtfully thinking about it – she’ll retire it to the towering stacks on the dresser far, far away from the bed. By September, she should be out of harm’s way. Quite possibly, also by then, a new batch of handmade bookshelves will be finished. (hint, hint, Mr. Jeannie!).
You don’t have to worry about any sudden death here! Perhaps one day, Ms. Jeannie will be appropriately organized with her book collection. Until then, she’ll just have to take it one story at a time.
What’s on your summer reading list? If you’ve read any of the books in Ms. Jeannie’s list above, please let her know which ones and what you thought.
Happy reading and happy weekend!