Ladies, what could be better than a bathtub, a beach, or a hammock, and a book? Some might add chocolate. My preferred reading snack is an apple. Whatever the setting, take time this summer to get comfortable and do some escape reading. Some of my favorite authors for escape are:
Alan Bradley is no chick but he writes one of the most charming female protagonists, Flavia de Luce.
Ellis Peters – The Cadfael Mysteries.
(Her historical fiction is fabulous, accurate, but not light.)
Sharon K. Penman – She does a series of cozy historical mysteries. They are OK but her best work is the well-researched historical fiction. It is not light but is very well done and a pleasure to read.
- Here Be Dragons
- Sunne in Splendour
- Cruel as the Grave
Earlene Fowler – Cozy mystery, Benni Harper series.
- Fool’s Puzzle
- Mariner’s Compass
Susan Wittig Albert – Cozy herb shop mysteries
- Thyme for Death
Jacqueline Winspear – WWI detective
Jeanne Ray – Her latest: Calling Invisible Women is a fun read and gives you something to think about.
Anne Tyler – a bit more substantial and I personally like her more recent books better than her early titles. Her most recent is Beginner’s Goodbye.
Digging to America is also great.
I love the Bertrand Russell quote, “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Take time to read for fun and PLEASE share the titles you most prefer.