It helps to know your genre. This has taken me a long time to discover, and I thank Alexander McCall Smith for helping me do so. While I do appreciate biographical history, philosophy, apologetics, or personal finance books, what I actually most purely delight in is an easy read with a fantastic setting (usually Scotland or France), fiction (so as not to take it too seriously) with undertones of truth and discovery.
I just finished this little treat and it was delightful:
I also just devoured this and can't say enough about it! It was so fun, especially for a Francophile!
The author, Peter Mayle, was recommended to me by a friend and when I also learned he wrote A Good Year, the book one of Howard's and my favorite movies is based on, I knew I'd like him. I can't wait to read more by him!
Isn't it so great when you find an author you love and he or she has written a ton?! (Yes, I'm looking at you, Harper Lee.)
I am now onto this little adventure by McCall Smith, who has currently landed me on Grand Cayman. A great summer reading destination!
What are you reading this summer?