Several people have asked why we haven’t put out a reading list since winter. We’ll be honest…we don’t get much reading done during planting season. But now that summer’s arrived, we’ve been spending a little time with books down by the pond in our favorite chairs. So rather than a Summer Beach Read List, we’re giving you our Summer Pond Read List. Hope you like some of them as much as we do. Maybe you’ll spot a theme…
Finn: A Novel – This dark, but beautiful debut by John Clinch tells the story not of Huck Finn, but of his troubled father. Wonderfully historical.
For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking – A book after our own hearts. Barton Seavor arranges this informative book by fishing seasons, featuring recipes using known and lessor-known fish, and vegetables straight from the farm.
The Garden Wall at Beekman Farm – The stone artist who built the legendary garden wall at our farm, Michael Whaling, has written a poetic book about stones, walls, and their greater meaning in our lives. Beautiful photos by Leila Durkin document the wall’s progress. (Autographed copies at Beekman1802.com)
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories: 25th Anniversary Edition
– This book was getting hard to find. We’re glad they reprinted this fantastic edition.
Moby Dick – Do we really need to say more?
Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton – The title pretty much sums it up. And why we’re besotted with it.
What books are you reading this summer?