- The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck: I read this book years ago and I've always thought of it fondly. I often think back to how farmer Wang Lung interprets his environment and perceives the earth's natural resources. Because it's crossed my mind at least a dozen times this year, I wanted to revisit the story.
- Why We Buy, The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill: As you all know, I'm slightly obsessed with my endeavor to Live with Less, and what's better than a peek into the psychology behing why we buy.
- The Eight-Step Home Cure by our own Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan: So, I've already read the book, mostly in parts, but this summer I plan on following Maxwell's advice to cure our home!
- Guide to Easier Living by Wright: This resource was originally published in 1950 by Mary and Russel Wright as a reaction to the formality of Emily Post-type of entertaining and household management with the basic premise, as Russel writes: "Eliminate unnecessary steps and motions in your work, combine, rearrange, make them easier. The desired result is housekeeping minus all that is unnecessary, unduly arduous, and time-consuming." Wright was really the first lifestyle brand, before the Martha Stewart and Ralph Lauren-types of the world. I love his work, and his sense of usefulness and efficiency often inspires my own work!
Tell us! What are you reading this summer?(Image: Landis Carey)