Summer Reading around the World

TOP TEN LIST for a good book this summer, after Tattoo–Journeys on My Mind of course. After all, that is is my purpose here—asking you to try it. But I highly recommend these TEN books as well. If they don’t travel far in this world, they are traveling somewhere. They are an eclectic mix and in no particular order.

  • Roughing It by Mark Twain
  • Our Hearts were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner & Emily Kimbrough
  • Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
  • Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
  • The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
  • Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland
  • The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

I find myself at the beach or on a boulder at the halfway point on a hike when I pull over to enjoy a book. I love that uninterrupted reading and that need to proceed because I only carry one book at a time. I came across all these books in this way and so I think of them as summer reading. If you persist to page 100 in any of them, I believe you will come to be glad you read the book.


A good book can help you see the world in a different way.

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3 comments on “Summer Reading around the World
  1. lipsticktattoo says:

    This book list introduced me to Driving Mr. Albert by Michael Paterniti.

  2. lipsticktattoo says:

    Another book for your summer reading consideration: Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver.

  3. lipsticktattoo says:

    Another book for your summer reading consideration: Howl’s Moving Castle by Danna Wynne Jones

    Or the juvenile lit series: The 39 Clues

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