This one had us digging through our shelves for some of our lengthiest books!
"The briefest and slipperiest of the seasons, the one that won't be held to account - because summer won't be held at all, except in bits, fragments, moments, flashes of memory of so-called or imagined perfect summers, summers that never existed." ~ Ali Smith
This was a fun topic that had us rifling through our shelves for some of our most memorable reads both old and new. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for the Top Ten Tuesday topic!
As life has gotten semi-back to normal, our reading time has taken a dive. So we didn’t get to all the books on our list last month but we’re grateful just to finally be able to hang out with loved ones again. With that in mind, we’re keeping our expectations for June a bit lighter than usual.
This week’s topic had us searching through our shelves to find a mix of old favorites. Most of these feature landscapes of one kind or another, though we’ve thrown in a few with dolphins and hawks for good measure.
“My mother always cautioned me against dwelling on the past and the future. What happened will never unhappen, she liked to say; what is to happen will happen—better you focus on what’s happening in front of you,” - Imbolo Mbue
“You’re here, supposedly, in a new land full of opportunity, but somehow have gotten trapped in a pretend version of the old country.” ~ Charles Yu
"She sees how she, Agnes, must remain calm, steady, must make herself bigger in a way, to keep the house on an even keel, not to allow it to be taken over by this darkness, to square up to it, to shield Susanna from it, to seal off her own cracks, not to let it in.” ~ Maggie O’Farrell