Reading List: Summer 2014

Hi! How is everyone?

Troglodyte impersonator that I've been this past year,  I have finally emerged from my cave into the bright summer sun.

Really hope it's balmy where ever you are.

I've put together my - very random - summer reading list, in no particular order here.

In case you would like to read about the books or maybe purchase them, I've provided a link to my favorite independent bookstore, The King's English. (I'm not affiliated with them in any way other than I spend way too much time and money there. Plus, there is a brilliant art gallery, 15th Street Gallery, and three (three!) fabulous restaurants, Mazza , Fresco Italian Cafe, and The Paris Bistro, literally next door and across the street). Seriously, Barnes & Noble and Amazon are overfed behemoths and don't need your business to survive, so if you're not interested in TKE bookstore, check out your local independent bookstore.

If you are ever in SLC, plan on spending a lot of time at the juncture of 15th and 15th.

Hope you find a book you will enjoy from the list:

Wild - Cheryl Strayed
The Divorce Papers - Susan Rieger
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shield
Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg
The Dog of the South - Charles Portis
If You Want to Write - Brenda Ueland
The New Yorker Summer Fiction: Love Stories
How to Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps) - Jessica Hagy
Red - Terry Tempest Williams
Now Write! Fiction Writing Exercises from Todays Best Writers & Teachers - edited by Sherry Ellis
Disgrace - J. M. Coetzee
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
The Lost Legends of New Jersey - Frederick Reiken
A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
I Just Like to Make Things - Lilla Rogers
Loverboy - Victoria Redel
Runaway - Alice Munro
Wilson: A Consideration of Sources - David Mamet
Dangling in the Tournefortia - Charles Bukowski
Strange Pilgrims - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking - Aoibheann Sweeney
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software - Steven Johnson
Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
Cleopatr: A Life - Stacy Schiff
30-Second Theories: The 50 most thought-provoking theories in science, each explained in half a minute - editor Paul Parsons