Spring Reading List

Since coming back to school in January, I think I’ve been in DC for three out of the twelve(?) weekends.  I love traveling and always bring a book – or two – to read on a plane or train.  After polishing off another three a couple weekends ago while I was in
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The Vactioners

The Vactioners.  It’s a book that’s sat on my night-stand for a solid year untouched with dozens of, “I’ll get to it this weekend,” afterthoughts that never came to fruition.   But after cracking it open last month at the beach and then booking a spontaneous flight home (as in 11:00pm
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Summer Reading List

First off, not one of these has been published this year.  I just these are books worth reading.  Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s begin… Everything by Peter Mayle is incredible, but definitely read “Hotel Pastis” (my personal favorite of all his books). But by the
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A Hundred Summers

I’m not a fan of romance novels at all.  Generally speaking, I’m one of those people who tend to judge a book by its cover.  If it sounds mushy or has any hint of a “knight in shining armor” motif it’s going right back onto the book shelve where it
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Winter Reading List

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins – An exhilarating thriller to start off the list. “As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust” by Alan Bradley – A book about an all girls boarding school that centers around a mysterious death. “The Right-Hand Shore” by Christopher Tilghman – Set on The
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Fall Reading List

A new season calls for a new reading list.  Some of the books on here are more on the deeper side (like The Secret History by Donna Tartt), while others are rich with captivating plot lines (like Damage Control: Stories).  As usual, I’m sure there will be a couple of duds that won’t
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The Starboard Sea

Manhattan penthouses.  New England summer estates.  Scandal.  The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont has been on my reading list for months having heard great reviews from a few of my friends. The novel is told form the point of view of Jason Proper, a young teenage boy who grew up in the
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Rowing Blazers: An Interview with Jack Carlson

Rowing Blazers:  It’s a book that delves into the history, tradition, and style behind an article of clothing that represents both the sport and unique teams that compete against one another.  To say Jack Carlson’s book is mesmerizing would be one of the biggest understatements of the year.  I was
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