July 29th 2015
The back half of summer is tough. There’s the looming fear of the arrival of colder weather, overflow of last minute round-ups of best BBQ dishes and outdoor adventures, and not to mention the list of things you wanted to get around to but didn’t have the chance- don’t forget to take advantage of the rays and lounge around with some invigorating reads. Check out some of Mfa’s faves of the summer (and of all time) below…
ERIN K: The Maze Runner (James Dashner) is the first book in a young-adult post-apocalyptic science fiction trilogy, which embarrassingly are my favorite kind of books I am also loving this book because it was made into a major motion picture coming out in September.
SPENCER: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) is perfect for summer as it tells the story of a journey many of us take.The Alchemist is a novel about a boy who yearns to fulfill his dream, but procrastinates because he thinks it’s impossible.
SALLY: The Art of Racing in the Rain(Garth Stein) is a tug-at-your-heart-strings story for all those dog lovers out there about a family and the trials and tribulations of their life, through the eyes of the most unspoken member of them all: their dog. Think Marley & Me, in a book, with a switched up point of view.
FRANNY: The Sea Around Us (Rachel Carson). Maybe the science is a half-century old, but it really makes you think differently when you’re enjoying the ocean.
AMELIE: The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery). It’s one of the classics our teachers made us read in French and I somehow have vivid memories of reading it. The illustrations are beautiful (The Morgan Library recently had an exhibition about them) and the characters are so complex. It’s a very sad story but one that can be read multiple times and understood differently each time.
KORI: The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory) transports you to the life of a girl dedicated to her family and her king, regardless the cost.