My Summer 2021 Reading List Includes:
The Sea Around Us: a National Book Award,by Rachel Carson (1951, Oxford; revised 1979), Carson, a marine biologist, wrote about the natural world with a combination of insight and poetry. It was updated by Jeffrey Levinton in 1991 with the most recent thinking on submarine topics. A friend recommended this book to me to complement my passion of all things aquatic
History in English Words, by Owen Barfield (1926, 1953, Faber & Faber, London) Foreword by W.H. Auden: recommended by wordsandpeace blog.
The Story of Language by Mario Pei (1949 Lippincott): Wedding Anniversary (39!) trip to used book stores!
First Year Latin (1957, Smith and Thompson): My new language quest
PARIS AU XX SIECLE by Jules Verne (1957, Hachette) : Non-Fiction Verne!
The Hemingway Stories, by Ernest Hemingway (2021, Scribner) Selected by Tobias Wolff: A Mother’s Day gift from my daughter, Kalie.
Goethe, Poetry and Truth Campaign in France, 1792 (1987, Suhrkamp) Next in Series of Goethe’s Essays [see post]
We Beheld His Glory be William Tinsley (2021): A gift from the Author Bill Tinsley, our friend and Mentor for over 38 years.
Color, Composition, and Light in the Landscape: A Guide for the Oil Painter: A Mother’s Day gift from my daughter, Kalie.
What’s on your list?
You are such an amazing teacher,instructor,leader and dear friend!
Thank you Marie!
Nice list Robyn. I’m not a bit organized about my summer reading this year. Perhaps that will change. I’m currently reading North by Shakespeare, by Michael Blanding, and have started listening to The Organ Thieves, by Chip Jones. Both are nonfiction that, so far, are excellent. I’ll be interested in seeing some of your reviews, especially Verne’s book about Paris. By the way, my husband and I just celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary in May!
Happy Anniversary Carol! I will probably move my Verne book up to my next read as I am anticipating this very much! I just finished The Sea Around Us and was sad to close that one. Beautifully written prose about nature and the submarine world. Thank you for commenting!
This is a wonderful site–I just discovered you. I am a historical fiction writer. Perhaps you might be interested in my latest book, The Queen of Paris, a novel of Coco Chanel. This is the story of Coco’s secret life during the four years of the Nazi Occupation of Paris. Based upon facts, much of this information has only recently been released form WWII Military files. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review. If you would like to have a hard copy, I’ll be glad to send you one. Pamela Ewen
Hi Pamela, thank you for stopping by. I would love to have a hard copy your novel “The Queen of Paris”. Could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my address! This is quite a treat! Robyn
I have finally started History in English Words, and I so enjoy it!!
I’m also currently reading another book that I think you would enjoy, seeing this list : Living With a Dead Language: My Romance With Latin, by Ann Patty. When she retired, she decided to go to attend university classes in Latin. A very enjoyable book
Oooh thank you! I will look for that book. I am reading Paul Valery’s Alphabet that you recommended. It is a fascinating premise –to chronicle a 24 hour day’s activities using 24 letters from the alphabet–but I am a bit lost. I’m reading a Journal article “The ABC’s of Literary Commerce” on JSTOR to help guide me! Robyn