Decoda’s Summer Reading: Lea Edgar

Join us every Wednesday in July and August and learn about the Decoda staff’s summer reading picks. Today Lea Edgar, Decoda’s Librarian, is sharing her summer reading plans.

This summer I am really looking forward to curling up with a good book. Last year I found it difficult to do any pleasure reading. But now my mind is a little more focused and relaxed, so bring on the summer reads! My summer reading list reflects what I consider an achievable goal. It consists of one non-fiction book and one fiction book. Even so, I love visiting small bookstores in the towns I visit, so likely the list will increase. But I imagine two books is an easy transition back into pleasure reading after a long dry spell.

The first book I chose is Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felisha Day. This book was recommended on a podcast I listen to and fits in with my current goals: embrace who I am and tap back into my creative side. I will also admit to being attracted to the title. Who hasn’t felt like the weirdo in the room at times? Embrace that inner oddball and let your weird light shine! I am going to find out how.

The second book on my list was recommended to me by a close friend who also loves speculative fiction and devours a book roughly every two days. The book is called The Passage by Justin Cronin and it has been on my “to read” list for quite some time. The Passage is a hefty 766 pages, so it may take me into the fall! This is the first book in a series of apocalyptic adventures and I am eager to get lost in its pages.

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