As someone who is recently retired, I am loving this new life. One of the things I’m enjoying the most is reading even more than I did before (which is a LOT!). I have discovered GoodReads, and am enjoying keeping track of and rating the books I’m reading. I’ve also discovered the amazing Anne Bogel of the “Modern Mrs. Darcy” blog and her amazing podcast, “What Should I Read Next?”. If you haven’t checked out Anne, she is an awesome resource, and I have learned about so many new books from her and her amazing guests. One of my favorite things that Anne does is publish a summer reading guide. It has really helped shape my reading life this summer – making it more intentional. The volume (ha!) of books I’ve been consuming is astounding. I thought I would devote some of my posts to what I’m reading and share with all of you the particularly great books I am finding. (And the not so good ones as well…)
Earlier this year, I read “Where the Crawdads Sing”, by Delia Owens, and it is still in my top 5 of the year. Wow! This novel speaks to me on many levels. The protagonist, Kya, is tragic, heroic, and a triumph of the human spirit. This coming of age story covers her tumultuous lonely childhood, and the bonding that she experiences with nature and that shapes her future. The writer, Delia Owens, is a nature writer by trade (she has written many books, all non-fiction up to this point, and all center on animals and nature and her research over many years). This novel not only has the nature elements that I love, it also has a mystery at its core, and that is right in my wheel-house! Ms. Owens is one of those writers who paints pictures so vividly you can “smell the smells”. I highly encourage you to check it out. I’d love to know what you think!
Here’s a link to read more about this amazing book and purchase it! https://www.amazon.com/Where-Crawdads-Sing-Delia-Owens-ebook/dp/B078GD3DRG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZEN58NQ3T6ZA&keywords=where+the+crawdads+sing&qid=1564848357&s=gateway&sprefix=Where+%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-1
Until next time… (honey, where’s my money?)