I recently visited the Phillips Collection and was thrilled to see Renoir’s famous painting Luncheon of the Boating Party. After having a long discussion with friends about the intriguing people in the painting, I decided that Susan Vreeland’s historical novel with the same title was moving to the top of my summer reading list. I picked it up at the library today to read right after I finish my current book club book The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
As you can imagine, we often have discussions at the office about what everyone is reading, especially leading up to Memorial Day weekend. I learned that several of my colleagues are reading the Millenium Triology by Stieg Larsson. I didn’t even know the triology had a name. I bought the first two for my Dad for Christmas last year and hope to “borrow” them back when I see him in July. I heard there is already a line forming!
Below are some other books on staff summer reading lists, quite a variety as usual:
- Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
- The Shack by William P. Young
- Building Social Business by Muhammad Yunus
- Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
What books are catching your eye this summer?