5 Books to Read in Your Hanging Bed Swing this Summer

Reading in the bed swing – does it get any better? We love to read in our bed swing, whether it’s a stolen hour before dinner or a rainy Sunday morning, this is one of life’s true joys. Here’s what’s on our reading list this summer: Barkskins by Annie Proulx If you loved The Shipping News you’ll be glad to know Annie Proulx has released an epic new book that takes place over 300 years and four continents. This is the story of two broke Frenchmen, their descendants, and their roles in the devestating de-forestation of the planet. What to Read How to Start a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball Take a teenage girl who has lost everything, lives in a garage with her aunt, and one rule to live by (don’t do things you aren’t proud of), and you’ve got the makings of a page-turner. Voyager: Travel Writings by Russell Banks Russell Banks is a lifelong explorer, and his travel writings take the reader along on amazing experiences. In this book, the author takes us to an interview in Cuba with Fidel Castro, to a hippie reunion in North Carolina, to a wedding (his) in Edinburgh, Scotland and on a drive trip through Alaska. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers Dave Eggers fans, rejoice: There’s a new book. This is the story of a woman and her children running away (sort of) to Alaska in an old RV. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters In Ben Winter’s fictional world, everything is the same as it is today. Except the Civil War never happened. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi It’s 18 th century Ghana. Two sisters are living in a palace on the Cape Coast. One lives upstairs and the other is imprisoned in the dungeons – then she’s sold and shipped to America. This is the story that follows two threads: Colonial Africa and Antebellum America, but both promise to shed light on historical events in our own history. What are you reading in your bedswing this summer? Share it with us on our Facebook page!
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