Today, National Book Lovers’ Day, celebrates a love of reading and literature. It encourages us to put down our phones and settle in with a good book. To mark this celebration, Natalie (a self-proclaimed lover of books) shares her current summer reading list. The books are included below along with lists she has shared over the years. Happy reading…
Natalie’s Reading List
Bitter Southerner Magazine
Consolations by David Whyte
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Letters to a Young Poet: A New Translation and Commentary by Rainer Maria Rilke
Circe by Madeline Miller
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo
The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Brother & Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Rereads for Wandering
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
West with the Night: A Memoir by Beryl Markham
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert MacFarlane
Pilgrim: Poems by David Whyte
Reading Lists from Over the Years
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