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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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