With so much down time the past few months I feel I have not really dedicated time to reading. There are days where I just can’t focus and find myself going from project to project and really not accomplishing much by the end of the day. Our lives that we know of have been put on hold which creates emotional challenges. Sometimes we can’t concentrate and that is when I find myself lost in Central Park on a 10-12 mile walk. Currently, I am preparing for a well needed 5 week trip on the beach in the Hamptons. Cooking, early morning walks on the beach, sunset cocktails, tons of cooking and just chilling poolside. I have my bike, pillow, suntan lotion, puzzles, journal and a few books already to go.
Here is what you will find in my bag…
LEATHER JOURNAL – don’t write every night but when I do my mind is full of thoughts with the pen to the paper with happiness. I do spend nights just reading and cherishing the memories,
PUZZLES – love the wooden puzzles by Nautilus Puzzles. “Paris Street, Rainy Day” is the pick for the vacation
BOOKS – so many to choose from…here are my picks and lets see which ones I finish.
THE DUTCH HOUSE – BY ANN PACHET
Not a fan of all her books, but this one is a must. I am almost finished with this one and it is amazing! Highly recommend as an easy read and captivating into the generations of a family over fifty years.
UNTAMED – BY GLENNON DOYLE
This is a book recommended for every woman to read. Looking forward to digging into and feeling the power, emotion and candid words of inspiration by Glennon.
HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST – BY IBRAM X. KENDI
This book is about Ibram’s personal journey in life. It is a memoir, history and social commentary. The perfect book to read now during our current time of inequalities of racism that are so prevalent in our world.
THE INDEX OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ACTS – BY CHRISTOPHER BEHA
Christopher is the editor of Harper Magazine which is why I am intrigued to read his novel. This novel digs deep into the 21st-century of our world of ambitious people looking to find their faith, statistics, love, money and place in life. Currently, this is how I feel most of New Yorkers are struggling with during the pandemic. New York City has lost so much in the past few months and I struggle to comprehend how and when we will find that great energy we are so known for.