Summer Reading

"I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do—the day after.” —Oscar Wilde

Oh, Oscar. We would have gotten on swimmingly. I've got a stack of books to review (Hillbilly Elegy, Beartown, State of Wonder, to name just a few) but all I can think about right now is what to read next. Blame it on cabin fever—as in I'm heading to one in exactly 9 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes, give or take a minute or two. The aspens are calling, as are the mountain breezes, cooler temps, and the real prize: Tracy. And time, glorious time, to read. Hillbilly Elegy left me with a hankering for more nonfiction and these true tales are topping my TBR list right now:

Esther The Wonder Pig. Turns out a story about a 600 pound pig is the number one book on Amazon so far this year. Considering all the hate that dominates the news and social media these days, it's no surprise a sweet pig story would capture our hearts. I fell for Esther after reading a short article on her and then Tracy, finder of all good reads, informed me there's a whole book dedicated to this charmer. Happy day.

Think Monuments Men but instead of iconic pieces of art, these daring men are rescuing horses. Apparently Adolf didn't confine his deranged dreams of a master race to humans. Author Robin Hutton writes of The Perfect Horse: “Elizabeth Letts’s beautiful prose, woven together with meticulous research, takes you for a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.” A historic page-turner—count me in.

Sometimes a girl just wants to be scared out of her wits. Now that I've recovered from In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (30 years later), I'm ready to take on another true horror story. Killers of the Flower Moon should hold me over for another thirty. 

Posted by Rachel