In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough, This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman, Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Story of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace, The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston, The Cobra Event by Richard Preston, Isaacs Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky



Oh summer! We’re almost through it and I know I’m a bit late, but it’s never too late to develop a reading list! As it stands I’ve got a beach vacation coming up in a week and I’ve just received a big ole’ pile of books care of my sweetest family and the birthday gift card I received! I’ve got the perfect beach bag that Ps mother gave us for these fun reads to occupy and we’re already developing a recipe list of fun foods we’ve be dying to give a go for beach snacks. Beautiful beach, ice cold beer, delicious snacks and a few of the people I love the most, what else could a girl ask for?


As for this run of books, I’ve been collecting a great list of nonfiction recommendations from some of my favorite podcasters and more than a few books I’ve been asked to find at the bookshop. It’s mostly sociology, history and a few bits of fiction thrown in for good measure. I’ve found that, lately, reading fiction has felt less fulfilling, thus a good set of fascinating topics will keep my occupied as I hide my pale Irish butt under the biggest umbrella I can find. How about you? Any reads for this summer? Any of these anyone has read?