Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit! Welcome to June, and welcome to our annual summer reading poll!
Please recommend a great book to add to our summer reading lists, and tell us what fragrance we should wear while reading it.
My recent reading:
I re-read the first two Jackson Brodie books by Kate Atkinson, and then read the next two for the first time, all in preparation for the upcoming fifth book in the series, Big Sky. (I can't picture Jackson Brodie wearing anything but the scent of despair and regret. If you're going to read more than one in a row, wear something that will keep your spirits up. Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil would do the trick.)
I read Sarah Perry's Melmoth, after greatly enjoying her first book, Essex Serpent, last year. (I think it was last year. Anyway, Melmoth is dark and cold and mysterious. Maybe Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, pre-reformulation?)
I am smack in the middle of Ron Chernow's Washington: A Life, but I'm reading it at a glacial pace, and it's something like 900 pages long. I hope to finish it this year. (For the life of me I cannot think of a matching fragrance. Perhaps Chanel no. 19 for the determination to stay the course?)
I am also in the middle of Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim, which I somehow never read (something old school by Floris or Penhaligon's?) and I have just started Michael Twitty's The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, which I am pretty sure got on my reading list because Kevin told me about it (I have not read enough of it yet to pick a matching fragrance). Next up on my kindle is Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, because Angie told me to read it.