Life made simple

Do summer more reading.

 

“I love reading, but I just don’t have time!” say so many of us. But we’re the same people who spend many summer hours posting and commenting on social media or slumped in front of a TV show we’re not watching.

Reading shouldn’t be a chore, but if you really like it, there’s time to do it.

So what are you reading this weekend, on a long, sunny afternoon?

Here’s a recommendation for a good weekend summer read from Goodreads.com

Swimming Lessons (2017)

by Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller’s novel is the story of Ingrid Coleman who disappears from her Dorset beach home after writing notes to her husband Gil, about the truth of their marriage. But she doesn’t post them. She hides them among his book collection at home, then vanishes. She also leaves behind two young daughters.

Twelve years later, a shocked Gil thinks he sees Ingrid in their town, but he’s older now, and no one believes him.

One of Ingrid’s daughters returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to her mother. The answers she needs are hidden in the books that surround her. Swimming Lessons exposes the mysterious truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.

From The Guardian.com:

“What Fuller evokes beautifully are the complicated dynamics between fathers and daughters, sisters, lovers, friends. … This is a family where everyone is, in some ways, leading a double life; where there is always a conflict between internal and external reality.”

For more recently published titles, check out this list of the New York Post’s 29 Best Books of Summer.

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