I read in a variety of genres from historical romances set in various time periods: Regency England, Tudor England, Medieval, Italian Renaissance and modern day, to psychological suspense, memoirs, true stories, literary novels and anything else that catches my attention. I use the website Bookbub.com to find new, discounted, e-books to read on my iPad.
Here are a few of the books I’m planning to read this summer. I’d love to know what’s on your list! There is a place to comment at the bottom of every post.
The Unquiet Daughter, A Memoir by Danielle Flood. This is a sequel to Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and tells the story of a young girl and her dysfunctional mother.
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney. A minute-by-minute account of the life of a sous chef in a popular restaurant owned by a famous chef.
Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel by Patrick Gale. From the Amazon review: offering a revealing window into the symbiotic relationship between genius and mental illness and the effects both have on maternal love and the creation of enduring art.
Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan. The story of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the woman he had a clandestine love affair with.
In Pursuit of the Green Lion: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 2 by Judith Merkle Riley. This is the second book of the Margaret of Ashbury trilogy. I loved the first one, A Vision of Light. It’s the story of Margaret of Ashbury who has the gift of healing and her life in the 14th century.
Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut, MD (son of Kurt Vonnegut, author). This is the story of his struggle with bipolar disorder while attending Harvard Medical School and running his pediatric practice.
Until next time,