Cover via AmazonIt was, you may recall, a discouraging summer when it came to my summer reading. Every book I picked up irked me or bored me, but I finally found two that you might like, both, a bit surprisingly, nonfiction.
Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. This is a great travel memoir by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and her daughter. Kidd and Taylor reflect on their changing relationship and their struggles to figure out what they want to do with their lives as they travel through Greece, France and Turkey. My blog friend Bec sent me the book because a lot of reflection is inspired by the images and tales of the divine feminine (included goddesses) that they discover on their journey. Especially if you have a daughter, I think you might like this book. In fact, I was going to do a "Pass the Book" with it, but then I decided Carrie over at Rosalind's Revival needed it. So I'm sending it her way.
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. Wow! Talk about your epic life! This biography is a fun and fascinating glimpse into not just an amazing life, but an amazing world. There's sex, violence, intrigue, murder, mayhem and jewels. So it's sort of like the CW only not lame. (I tried to upload a picture but my computer was being difficult. Sorry.)
Now I am reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, which also has murder, violence and mayhem. But no jewels. And that's a definite minus.