We asked on Facebook: What are you reading this summer?
“Oleanders in June” by Whitney Vandiver.
Vanessa Anita Simonson
Something I accidentally stumbled upon, a book called “Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer” by Vicky Heldreich Durand.
“Under the Wave at Waimea” by Paul Theroux; “Open Road” by T.W. Neal.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.
Margo Lynn Nieves
“Gusher,” written on Galveston Island during the 10 years we lived on Woodrow Avenue (2006-2016).
“A Confederacy of Dunces.” I haven’t started it yet so I know nothing of the story, but, being based in a Southern port city (New Orleans), I’m curious to see if I can relate any of it to Galveston.
I religiously read my Texas Saltwater Sportsman and, of course, my Coast Monthly gets first billing!
“Last Meals on the Titanic.” A story cookbook about the dishes that were to be served on the Titanic and stories about the chefs, kitchen crew and the guests — very interesting! They said the baker saved his life because he kept going back and taking nips of liquor that kept his blood warm!
Honestly? A large stack of travel brochures. Hmm, where should I go first?
Michele Falk Hay
“The Girl with the Louding Voice” — incredible.
Fredell Pollak Rosen
“Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.
“Storms, Floods and Sunshine” by Isaac Monroe Cline, who was the chief meteorologist during the 1900 Storm.
Alicia McReynolds Forsythe
“The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters” by Gregory Zuckerman. Tells the story of one of Galveston’s heroes, George P. Mitchell, among others.
“Ocean Prey” by John Sanford.
“City of Lingering Splendour” by John Blofeld.
“Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead.
“The House We Grew Up In” by Lisa Jewell and “Good Company” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, to start out with.
Kathy Silva Garza
Particularly enjoyed reading “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe (modern African) and “The Travelling Cat Chronicles”by Hiro Arikawa (Japanese).
“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson.
“Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson.
“Bread of Angels” by Tessa Afshar.
Denise Sowell Shead
Anything by David Baldacci. Love him.
I’m about to finally finish a Tom Petty biography, and then I’ll start one about Joni Mitchell.
“A Murder of Principal” by Saralyn Richard.
Camille Thiel Downes
I’m reading “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel.
Just finished “Think Like A Monk” by Jay Shetty.
“Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris. It’s a series of essays, all very funny.
Paul Theroux’s “On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey.”
“Dusk Night Dawn” by Anne Lamott.
“Pacific Crucible” by Ian W. Toll! It’s about war at sea in the Pacific from 1941 to 1942.
“The Devil’s Hand” by Jack Carr.
Paul Ray Heinrich
The selection for my Waterford Harbor May book club is “A Time For Mercy” by John Grisham.
“The Code Breaker” by Walter Isaacson.
My 16-year-old daughter’s social media post. It’s like watching a soap opera unfold, better than “All My Children.”