“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I figured this would be a great place to list all of the books that I read from 2013 to the present, I have broken these into multiple posts six months apart, and I’ve discovered that I read an average of 35 books a year. About 3 per week followed with a week off without any reading, digestion, and reflection period, if you will.
Here are the third annual summer vacation reading recommendations. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of fiction with a splash of memoir and poetry and a little about the history of Portsmouth, NH.
It’s always a little more fun to read something when you’ve met the author or have some familiarity with them. I’ve been a long time fan of Charles McMahon via his Twitter feed and reporting for our local newspapers, so when history is not normally my favorite subject, I knew anything chuck wrote would be far from dull, and I was right. Please pick up a copy now, before they all sell out of Legendary Locals, you won’t be sorry!
Without further ado, in order of oldest to most recently read:
Legendary Locals of Portsmouth by Charles McMahon