There are so many trips I could plan (and I will) since I love choosing where to go, what to do, what to pack, and (most importantly, but of course) what to read. But today we’re starting somewhere simple…
Place: The Pool. Be it in your backyard, a friend’s apartment building, or a city pool – let’s face it, some of us aren’t going very far for vacation this year. That doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of it. Though I’m not a sunbather, I do enjoy being outside and reading – so give me a chaise-lounge, an umbrella, some books, and a pool to cool down in and I’m set.
What to Pack: Comfy clothes, SPF (& a hat), and a soft towel all go in my bag. (Click below for more details about the items.)
What to Do: Apply sunscreen, read, drink water, jump in pool. Repeat. Be sure to “oooh” and “ahhh” so your pool-mates ask you what you’re reading and you can tell them all about it.
- Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer :: A fascinating look at fundamentalist Mormonism by one of the leading non-fiction writers of our time. This book does not berate the religion, but rather educated us about the vast differences between the modern day LDS and the fundamentalists with whom they often get lumped together.
- Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham :: A funny British rom-com written in the form of e-mails and texts. Very charming, very quick read.
- One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd by Jim Fergus :: A fantastic story that is highly rated yet not well known. This is the fictional story of what may have happened if the 1854 proposal by a Cheyenne chief to the US government to exchange 1000 white women for 1000 horses had come to fruition.
Have you read these titles? What other ones would be pool-worthy?