Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Reading

M.K.’s Summer Reading List: A Delightful Baker’s Dozen

M.K. is the mastermind behind two popular reading groups in Minnesota. She is a former bookstore owner, funny, bright, irreverent – the perfect advisor for Junonia. She has picked a tasty summer list for your enjoyment. Every book on this list qualifies as a gift to give away, but not before reading it! Feedback on the list is welcomed. Just email me at If you like M.K.’s picks, she has offered to do this for us quarterly.

Listed Randomly

1.) It Looked Different on the Model - Humor - by Laurie Notaro (Available July 27)

2.) If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won’t) –

3.) Bossy Pants – Humor/Memoir – Tina Fey

4.) Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives – Nonfiction/Stories - Mina Samuels

5.) The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World – Edited by Lavinia Spalding

6.) The Prodigal Summer – Novel – Barbara Kingsolver.

7.) Beyond Wealth: A Treasure Trove of Thought – Nonfiction – Alexander Green

8.) The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and

9.) One Thousand and One Ways to Live in the Moment – Inspiration - Barbara Kipfer

10.) Blood, Bones and Butter: the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef – Memoir – Gabriella Hamilton, owner of New York City restaurant, Prune.

11.) Raising the Salad Bar: Beyond Leafy Greens—Inventive Salads with Beans, Whole Grains, Pasta, Chicken and More – Cookbook – Catherine Walthers

12.) Three Junes – Novel - Julia Glass

13.) “Sheepish: Two Women, 50 Sheep and Enough Wool to Save the Planet Humor/Memoir– Catherine Friend

Here are other books M.K.’s groups are reading this summer:

The Postmistress – Novel – Sarah Blake

The Paris Wife – Novel – Paula McClain

In Zanesville – Novel – Joanne Beard

A visit from the Goon Squard – Novel – Jennifer Egan

I Shudder: and Other Reactions for Life, Death, and New Jersey – Humor/Memoir - Paul Rudnick

Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness – Jerome Groopman

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