The Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the whole world in the summer. At least in my opinion. Every year, around January or February I swear I’m going to move. I think about other places I’d like to live. I dream of somewhere with more sunshine and more warmth. Maybe Hawaii? Possibly Georgia? Somewhere south.
Then summer hits and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Right now, as I write this post, it’s not even noon and it’s glorious outside. It’s 74′ and sunny. The trees are green and lush. The birds are singing and the air smells clean.
I have some stuff I should be doing but instead I’m going to go lay out in my grass, absorb some vitamin D and begin working on my reading.
I started off this year working on a GoodReads reading challenge of 52 books this year. I’m at 47. Needless to say, I can probably double that goal and still achieve it but it feels good to be on the path of exceeding my goal. In past years, I haven’t met my reading goal. So instead of worrying about a new goal, I’m going to just keep reading and building up my summer reading list.
So far this is what I got:
- The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White
- Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
- Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman (for like the 3rd time, I’m obsessed)
- The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
- Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull
- Prudence by Gail Carrier (ah Gail, everything you write is golden!)
- The One That Got Away by Simon Wood
- Miramont’s Ghost by Elizabeth Hall
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
What else should I be reading? What are you reading right now that you’re in love with? See anything on the list above or on my reading challenge list that you want to know to read too?