what's black and white and read all over.

I don't know where this photo originated, but it feels like SF on a good foggy, summer day. And I feel nostalgic.

Here's what you guys are reading this summer. Me? Well, I can talk a blue streak about Ashley and J.P. and those miserable Real Housewives, but I can barely seem to get past "Talk of the Town" every week in the NYkr. So I'm hoping this trip causes me pause to enjoy a few of the following:

 I should mention, I'm not copy editing tonight, I'm busy packing. So if you guys spelled it wrong, no big, people will figure it out.
  1. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey
  2. "Memories of John Lennon" by Yoko Ono
  3. "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay 
  4. "Trick of the Dark" byVal McDermid 
  5. "The Hunger Games" series
  6. "Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children"
  7. "Summer in the City" by Candace Bushnell
  8. "The Help" 
  9. "The Girl who Fell from the Sky"
  10.  "Lil Bee" 
  11. "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton
  12. "East of Eden"
  13. "Cutting for Stone" 
  14. "I Know This Much is True"
  15. "The Devil In The White City"
  16. "Astrid and Veronika" by Linda Olsson
  17. "Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
  18. "The Passage" by Justin Cronin
  19. "The Beautiful and the Damned" by Fitzgerald
  20. "The Unbearable Being of Lightness" by Portia de Rossi
  21. "Pigeon"
  22. "The little buddhism and meditation book" by Bettina Lemke
  23. "Loneliness on the net" by Janusz Leon Wisniewski
  24. "Autobiography of Mark Twain"
  25. "The Invisible Wall"
  26.  "Let the World Spin"
  27. "Outliners"
  28. "The Education of Little Trees"
  29. "The Power of On" 
  30. "Room"by Emma Donoghue 
  31. "One Day" by David Nicholls
  32. "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
  33. "The Girl next Door" by Elizabeth Noble
  34. 'The Ghost of Greenwich Village' by Dawn Powell
  35. "The Baron in the Trees" by Italo Calvino
  36. "My Life In France" by Julia Childs
  37. "Life" by Keith Richards
  38. "The Year We Left" by Jean Thompson
  39. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand
  40. "Cutting For Stone"


Karena said…
Megan that sign is just the greatest, wait is that from back in the fifties! Ha!

Reading away and will include some on your list I haven't already finished!


Art by Karena
songfang said…
The pic is really interesting!nice blog!
mary said…
Hi Megan, Have a super trip!! Love the list. Mary
Paula Masterman said…
It reminds me of Green Apple Books in SF... my fav of all time book store in my fav of all time City. I can feel the fog now...
Happy Vay-Cay! Love!
Paula Masterman said…
Reminds me of Green Apple Books in SF...my all time fav bookstore in my all time fav City! I can feel the fog now! Happy Vay-Cay! Love you!
Auntie Paula
Anonymous said…
So many great tips! I'm starting to read Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne.

Camila Faria
Ashley said…
That sign is awesome. As a future librarian, I find it fabulous that people are still willing to (1) read actual books and (2) put them out into the world and not necessarily make any money off of them.

Also, The Glass Castle is AMAZING. I've read others on your list, but that one stands out. Enjoy them all!
the beautiful and the damned is my favorite, love FSF!


Anonymous said…
Your readers have excellent taste in books, there are quite a few there that are on my list.
Melissah said…
There's 'A Lovely Blog' award for you to pick up on my other blog 'Scrapbook' http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com. Thanks for being such a great inspiration in setting up my new 'Coastal Style' blog. The details of the award are on my Scrapbook blog.
Melissah (Coastal Style)
femme hesse said…
Thank you so much for posting about books to be "read" as opposed to books that look "pretty" sitting on the coffee table. I'm sorry to offend the crowd that buy books simply for the aesthetic, I guess I'm a book snob, I read them. (though a pretty cover doesn't hurt)
Great choices by the way! "Glass Castle" is one of my favorites.
kathi said…
Hi there
Thanks for the book list.......I'm always looking for suggestions.
Ivy Lane said…
Great photo! ... I read "The Help".. great read... can't wait to see if the movie lives up to it!

Have a Great Trip!
Look at your list, holy moly, thats fantatic. Enjoy your time off and your great reads. All my books are self improovement/motivational, busines or design books. I rarely read anything else so it's nice to see a fun list like yours.
My Best
Cynthia said…
Love that poster. Great reading list.

a lovely being said…
Megan! I'm in LA now. We have to meet up when you get back :)

xx fallon
sue said…
I haven't read your blog in a long while, but when i saw this i just knew it was Wheeling W Va! it's a little bookstore ( i think Paradox Books) in the Center Market area of Wheeling - lots of quaint shops there, near to a Lebanese Bakery. yum!
red ticking said…
hi megan...
love the sign... really amazing... wish the whole world could be this way... can dream right?

thank you for the reading list... terrific...
enjoy your weekend... xx
Richard hill said…
nice blog! and picture is fantastic..

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