Second Annual Summer Vacation Reading Recommendations!

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”― Henry James

Here’s my second annual summer vacation reading recommendations. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of poetry, essays and a with a splash of short stories and historical fiction.

From Erika Robuck through Jackson Warfield, these reading selections coincide with author readings that I attended over the past six months. I rarely leave an author reading without at least one signed copy of one of their publications.

Without further ado, in order of oldest to most recently read:

Stay Up With Me by Tom Barbash

The Diary of Anais Nin Vol. 1 by Anais Nin

Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

Talking With Birches by Pat Parnell

Another Forty Years by Mike Nelson

That Old Highway of Dead Angels by Jackson Warfield

Look in the Mirror and Laugh in the Face of Madness by Jackson Warfield

Nine Horses by Billy Collins

All of Us by Raymond Carver

Carver Country by Raymond Carver

Call Me If You Need Me By Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From By Raymond Carver

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

Just an Ordinary Day by Shirley Jackson

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