Is there be a more satisfying, simple luxury than curling up with a wonderful book on a summer afternoon?
If there is, I dare you to prove it to me.
Each of the books on this list teases and tantalizes in their own unique way. They make me want to grab you by the collar, pull you close and whisper: YOU. MUST. READ. THIS. (a.k.a. – The Kitty Cavalier Stamp Of Approval.)
By Barbara Kingsolver
Who can make homesteading a romantic, whimsical and deeply moving affair? B. K., that’s who. In this beautiful memoir she writes about the year long experiment of growing 100% of her family’s food, right down to the big, buoyant balls of mozzarella cheese. A sweet and savory read for sure.
By Mary Oliver
Let me tell you something: there is a VERY GOOD REASON for owning a fainting couch, and her name is Mary Oliver. I read a poem from this book upon waking, when my consciousness is still as fuzzy and innocent as a baby chick. Just listen to this line: “Why worry about the loaves and fishes? If you say the right words, the wine expands.” Keep your smelling salts handy.
By Alyssa Harad
This memoir begins as a woman’s embarrassing fetish with fragrance, and flourishes into a deeply intimate, personal story. Ms. Harad leaves behind the straight lines of the life she expected, and leapt towards the curves of passion, which in this case just happen to take on the voluptuous shape of bottle of perfume.
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