I haven't been doing as much recreational reading since I opened the store last February. The main fare has been business books relating to retail and perusing catalogs, but lately I have gotten back into reading to relax. Here are a few of my favorites.
1491 is a scholarly book that paints a vivid picture of the Americas before the white man came and how the original explorers and settlers decimated the existing tribes. Everyone should read this.
I have always been interested in reading about the American writers and artists who lived in Paris in the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. I love this book, The Greater Journey, with all the stories and references. It made me look up paintings, books and so many other things online.
I seldom, if ever, read formula books like Nora Roberts writes, but this one was about restoring an old Inn. Ms Roberts' descriptions of the restoration and the decorating had me from the first page.
What would you recommend to read this summer?