I like to read. In fact, I love to read. Books are friends and I surround myself with them often. This leaves me with stacks of titles that I want to read but sometimes have trouble getting to. If my blind ambition rears its ugly head in any one place, it's in my long reading list and the piles of books I hope to savor one day.
Enter summer - a time for lounging in the hammock, chilling on the couch with an iced tea when it's simply too hot to head outside and just relaxing. Reading becomes possible. Things slow down and the books call to me, Open and sit with me. I have a story to tell you.
So I share my most current stack for my summer reading. I came to all of these titles by way of taking different courses, wandering through my favorite bookstores in my city, reading a good review about a new title by one of my favorite authors, and so on and so forth. The way anyone finds a good book - by getting lost and then trusting your belly when the spine of a title catches your eye and you reach for the book and open it.
Oh, to be with a book.
Woolgathering by Patti Smith
Sisters of the Earth by Lorraine Anderson
Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Finding Inner Courage by Mark Nepo
Canada by Richard Ford
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler
Getting Messy by Kim Hermanson, Ph. D.
Women Artists at the Millenium edited by Carol Armstrong and Catherine de Zegher
Meditation Secrets for Women by Camille Maurine & Lorin Roche, Ph. D.
The Most Beautiful Thing by Fiona Robyn
p.s. :: Not that I need any new books to read, but do tell - what are you reading this summer? I'm curious.