Every day I am out and about in Uptown, and lately everywhere I go I notice people reading. I have caught you reading at the bus stop, on park benches and even at the Little Free Libraries scattered throughout the neighborhood. Book lovers are certainly making their presence known in Uptown!
You were thoughtfully selecting Anil's Ghost and The News From Paraguay at the Little Free Library on Kenmore Avenue. The first title is from the author of the Booker award-winning title The English Patient. Each of these rich and rewarding reads has strong female narrators. They are elegantly told story of lives intersecting in a complicated world.
I caught you at the bus stop engrossed in The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) by Colson Whitehead. This brand-new, much-acclaimed title gives readers an insight into the African American experience during slavery and the Underground Railroad in the 19th century.
And on a lovely summer day you were relaxing on a park bench reading The Bourne Supremacy, the second book in the Jason Bourne series. This page-turning novel continues the spy games and intrigue of hero Jason Bourne as he continues to discover the dark secrets of his past.
Finally, I caught you reading The BFG with your kids in the park. It's one of my favorite books, and I can't think of a better way to pass the time in Uptown on a summer's day.