Raise a Glass to Reading

Can you believe Memorial Day is next weekend?! The unofficial start of summer is days away, and plans are being made left and right. Of course, books factor into all my trips down the shore, long car rides, and pool days because I never leave home without one.

Right now, I’m slowly cultivating my summer reading list. Like a fine wine, I want this list to be both robust and well-balanced. I want titles that match my exquisite taste in fiction, quench my thirst for knowledge, and fill my glass to the brim with lots of great flavors.

Most of the books I have selected are already on my shelves, but there are a few that I will acquire to round out my collection. I have been researching different titles based on recommendations from the sommeliers of the literary world – like the New York Times bestseller list, the Modern Mrs. Darcy book club, and #bookstagram. Next month, I will briefly lift my self-imposed, book-buying ban, select what I hope are “excellent choices,” and then put a cork in it for the rest of the summer.

I hope you will join me in celebrating this upcoming summer of books and wine. A wise man once said, “Great wines are like great books. Once you take your first ‘sip,’ they are hard to put down.




6 comments on Raise a Glass to Reading

    • Elisa
      May 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Meryl!

  1. Doug
    May 21, 2021 at 11:25 pm (4 months ago)

    The summer days are longer here in Canada but the summer season is shorter. We try to fool ourselves by celebrating the start of summer a week earlier with a long Victoria day weekend. It is usually before the 24th of May but it is affectionately known as the “24 weekend” referring to the case of beer used to celebrate the start of summer.
    So many book, so little time. This blog challenge is cutting into my reading time.

    • Elisa
      May 22, 2021 at 1:16 pm (4 months ago)

      LOL, Doug! This challenge is totally cutting into my reading time too. Enjoy your summer celebration!

  2. Alice Gerard
    May 21, 2021 at 10:08 pm (4 months ago)

    i belong to two book clubs so I always have books waiting for me, every month. Sometimes, I pick other books to read! It’s exciting to experience other places and other stories through the magical world of books.

    • Elisa
      May 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm (4 months ago)

      totally agree, Alice!


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