Hi Friends!! So happy to see you!
Summer is coming and lazy days reading while drinking lemonade by the pool. Or beach. Or like me, at home on the deck. So like Chuck Wenig , asked, “Watcha Reading?”
I Just finished Linda Sittig’s “Cut From Strong Cloth” and for my book club which I hosted I read and selected, Bryan Johnson’s “Just Mercy.” “Just Mercy” is a memoir about how a lawyer, Bryan Johnson, who has been defined both as a modern day Atticus Finch and as America’s Nelson Mandela; “who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need, and women and children trapped” in our criminal justice system.
This book tells you about the cases he worked on and not all people can stomach reading it from start to finish. It is so raw and personal. Unforgettable. I was inspired to give away four of my own picture books to a prison ministry where incarcerated mothers and grandmothers read picture books and their children get a tape of them reading along with the book. I am looking into doing more, too. For, Just Mercy is just so inspiring.
So now I want to know two things.
1: Watcha reading now and
2: Watcha going to read this summer?
I’m going to read more books by my friends from Pennwriters.
Susan Meier’s book, Her Summer With the Marine
And Annette Dashofy’s, Lost Legacy
I enjoyed reading about Helen Cavanah, a strong woman in a historical fiction so much, that next I read, I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith. It is about Caesar Octavian’s wife and written like a memoir. What a terrific read! I loved that so much that I immediately started reading the follow up by author, Michelle Moran, Cleopatra’s Daughter. This is promising to be as enjoyable.
I am relearning something I have always known, I love historical fiction!!
What about you? What do you love?