Lazy weekend ballot ~ summer season studying listing, version 9

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Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit! Welcome to June, and welcome to our annual summer season studying ballot!

Please suggest a fantastic e book so as to add to our summer season studying lists, and inform us what perfume we should always put on whereas studying it.

My latest studying:

I re-read the primary two Jackson Brodie books by Kate Atkinson, after which learn the following two for the primary time, all in preparation for the upcoming fifth e book within the sequence, Massive Sky. (I am unable to image Jackson Brodie sporting something however the scent of despair and remorse. If you are going to learn a couple of in a row, put on one thing that can hold your spirits up. Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil would do the trick.)

I learn Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, after vastly having fun with her first e book, Essex Serpent, final yr. (I feel it was final yr. Anyway, Melmoth is darkish and chilly and mysterious. Possibly Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, pre-reformulation?)

I’m smack in the midst of Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life, however I am studying it at a glacial tempo, and it is one thing like 900 pages lengthy. I hope to complete it this yr. (For the lifetime of me I can’t consider an identical perfume. Maybe Chanel no. 19 for the dedication to remain the course?)

I’m additionally in the midst of Kingsley Amis Fortunate Jim, which I someway by no means learn (one thing old skool by Floris or Penhaligon’s?) and I’ve simply began Michael Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey By way of African American Culinary Historical past within the Previous South, which I’m fairly certain acquired on my studying listing as a result of Kevin informed me about it (I’ve not learn sufficient of it but to select an identical perfume). Subsequent up on my kindle is Robertson Davies’ Fifth Enterprise, as a result of Angie informed me to learn it.


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