My To-Read List For The Summer

Some of you already know it even if I don’t talk about it a lot, but I love reading. I’m an eclectic reader, and enjoy getting lost in a fiction story as well as being challenged by thoughtful writing. To me a perfect day involves a curl up in bed or on the sofa with a good book. I need to have a physical copy of the book as I like reading the old fashion way. I know I should opt for the electronic version or even try listening to audiobooks or podcasts as they are more eco-friendly, but I enjoy reading a book in hand as I often write notes and thoughts in it (when it’s my own). I can see though why audiobooks and podcasts are pleasurable for many people. They allow to get through more books each year because you can enjoy them while commuting, folding the laundry or exercising. Audiobooks also add another layer to the reading experience with the presence of the narrator. All this explains their growing popularity and it might convince me to give it a try… one day eventually. 
Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola Reading
Here I am doing one of the thing I love most, reading. Soon I will show you my new super chic wooden frames 100% socio-eco-friendly from the eyewear craftsman Vu Du Sud.
Whilst we are on the reading subject might as well share with you some of the books in my “To-Read” list for 2018. So keep scrolling to discover a few of the books I will read this Summer and this Fall. Some of them were recommend by WP friends. Thanks to Shalini, Darren, Sarah, Roda, DEE-DEE, Sophie and The Orang-utan Librarian!

On my list To-Read…

Ken Follett The Pillars Of The Earth, UK, Macmillan, 1989  (currently rereading);
Charles Taylor A Secular Age, Cambridge, The Belknap Press, 2007;
Thomas Moore A Life At Work: The joy of discovering what you were born to do, London, Piatkus, 2008;
Gordon Hempton and John Grossmann One Square Inch of Silence, New York, Free Press, 2009;
James J. Cudney Watching Glass Shatter, Creativia, 2017;
Catherine Mavrikakis Fleurs de crachat, Québec, Leméac, 2005;
Leslie Thomas The Adventures of Goodnight & Loving, Great Britain, Methuen London, 1986;
Charles Nevin Lancashire Where Women Die of Love, Great Britain, Mainstream Publishing, 2004 (currently reading);
Anaïs Nin Journaux de jeunesse 1914-1931, France, Éditions Stock, 2010 (just finished reading);
Sue Watson Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream: The Perfect Feel Good Holiday Romance, UK, Bookouture, 2017;
Susan Furlong Splintered Silence, Kensington, 2017;
J. Alchem Undelivered Letters, Kindle Edition, 2017;
Annika Perry The Storyteller Speaks: Powerful Stories to Win Your Heart, UK, Klippor Press, 2018 (next one on my list);
Terry Pratchett Guards Guards, New York, Harper Torch (first published 1989), 2001;
Terry Pratchett The Wee Free Men, The Tiffany Aching series, New York, Harper Trophy (first published 2003), 2004;
Markus Zusak The Book of Thief, Australia, Picador, 2005;
Lisa-Marie Latino Ten years Later, New Jersey, Long Shot Publishing, 2016;
Jacqui Murray Born in a Treacherous Time, man vs nature series, Kindle Edition, 2018.
Have you read any of the books on this list? Which books do you plan to read this Summer? Let me know in the comments below!
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  1. Reading truly does transport us doesn’t it? Though I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve been engrossed in a book as epic as Pillars of the Earth. How I loved that book!!!

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    1. Yes I’m fine, but I could really go for a massage… Another one! 😄 I did lose myself in World Without End too. A remarquable book with beautiful characters, romance and intrigue… Just the way I like it!

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    1. Oh, you will see the new frames that’s for sure… They are gorgeous! They are handcrafted by an artist from a long standing family tradition of master woodcrafters who is also an optometrist and an ex professional Rugby player.

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    1. I think I will need to take one monthly weekend away from home to be able to go through that list… 😄 I’m enjoying so much the book you have sent me. Thanks. xoxo


    2. Funny as I was recently telling Lisa how much our team is in sinc. The four of us! By the way, I ordered for you this weekend the English version of Le Parfum (The Perfume). I will send it to you as soon as I get it. A must read! Can’t wait to read your post. ❤️


    1. I feel the same, Alison. Need to hold the book in my hands. I also like the smell of a new book. I would totally wear it as a perfume if it existed! I’m actually working on a post regarding the chemical compounds in the paper, which explain the differences between the smell of old books and new books. That’s one of the reasons why I’m not a big fan of ebooks. Try pressing your nose against an ipad! Thanks for stopping by my friend. Hope your day goes well. xoxo

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  2. Oh wow! Plein de livres à découvrir! !!
    “Tranche de vie”: Depuis quelques années, je m’offre une petite folie au début de chaque été. Je magazine en ligne chez un libraire et je choisis une dizaine de coups de coeur que je me fais livrer à la maison dans une belle grosse caisse! !
    Le plus fou, c’est que ça s’avère une véritable surprise car je ne connais pas ces livres et ne les ai jamais feuilleté . Évidemment jai fais mes recherches préalables.
    Et là ce sont des heures de bonheur d’été.

    Passe un bel été Dominique 💟🍨🌼

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    1. Il faut se faire plaisir dans la vie et s’évader dans les livres est une merveilleuse façon de voyager. Une caisse de livres… des denrées non périssables pour tout l’été. De quoi te nourrir l’esprit et te permettre de te sentir légère comme une plume. P.S. J’ai complètement oublié d’inscrire sur ma liste le livre que tu m’as prêté… Madame Victoria de Catherine Leroux. Merci encore 🌼


  3. So glad that I am not the only “weirdo” who likes actual books. I do read a few on my computer, mainly those from authors who ask for a preview or book review, but otherwise….I want the book in my hands. I want to turn the pages, use a cute bookmark😉. I feel like I spend enough time looking at a computer screen💕

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    1. Yes, It is the same James Cudney. I have about five or six friends, which recommended me his book. Difficult not to listen to them!


  4. Oh, you’re re-reading Ken Follett! I’m currently reading the latest in this series ‘A Column of Fire’. And I just love Terry Pratchett!!! 😄 Your reading list for the summer looks wonderful to me. I’ve got a couple of books borrowed from the library so those come always first before I can work on my TBR list. 😉


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