Books + Parks = Summer Joy
One of summer’s greatest pleasures is stretching out on a blanket in the park grasses and reading a book under the shade of an oak tree. Throw in a glass of sweet tea or an iced coffee and the day is darn near perfect. Aug. 9 was Book Lovers Day so that got us thinking about some great park-inspired books to pull off the bookshelf.
– “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
– “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
– “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen
– “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” by Ken Burns
– “Voices in the Park” by Anthony Browne
– “Make Way for the Ducklings” Robert McCloskey
For additional reading-in-the-park inspiration, check out the open air reading room at Bryant Park in New York City. It’s a neat concept that encourages reading in the park.
What are you reading this summer? Do you read good old-fashioned books or use an e-reader?