We hope your summer is off to a great start! In addition to finally being able to see and hug our friends and loved ones again, we at Danosky & Associates are excited to share some of the books at the top of our reading list, as well as some “bucket list” items that we are hoping to cross off. We hope this will encourage you to crack open a new book and get out into the world and have some fun this summer!
Summer Reading List
Jaclyn: I’m looking to read “In Five Years,” by Rebecca Serle, because I am a hopeless romantic and can’t resist a good love story!
Sharon: “The Master and the Emissary,” by Iain McGilchrist – This book is about the right side of the brain (The Master) which connects the dots and the left side of the brain (The Emissary) which gathers the data. Learn what happens when they don’t work together.
Sue: I’m reading “Robert Frost, a Life,” by Jay Parini. Frost was an American poet and the book journeys into his life showing both his accomplishments and the tragedies and loss he faced.
Matthew: This summer I’m excited to read “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a previously unpublished novel by Richard Wright that explores themes that are as urgent for our moment as they were for his.
Casey: This summer, I will be going back to the classics! I’m looking forward to re-reading Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and also the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman.” I have read “To Kill a Mockingbird” many years ago, but I am excited to revisit it as an adult!
Juanita: I am interested in reading, “Where the Forest Meets the Stars,” by Glendy Vanderah. It’s about a mysterious child that comes into the lives of two strangers and teaches them how to trust and love again.
Atka: The book at the top of my reading list is a very useful instructional guide: “Outwitting Squirrels – 101 Cunning Strategems.” Hopefully this will help me achieve the #1 item on my bucket list this summer!
Summer Bucket List
Jaclyn: My summer bucket list has everything to do with my four-legged rescues! I am hoping to find a great swimming hole that I can enjoy with my pups!
Sharon: Lazy afternoons hanging out with friends, reading on my deck (maybe some mystery novels), going out to dinner, overnight getaways, barbecues, reconnecting with family – nothing and everything.
Sue: My bucket list item this summer is to visit Acadia National Park. Looking forward to kayaking, hiking, and bicycling, plus eating lobster!
Matthew: I’m also looking forward to traveling more, and I have some national parks that are high on my list!
Casey: I am extremely excited that I will be running the NYC Marathon this year! The race is on November 7th, so this summer I will be continuing my training and hope to make some good progress!
Juanita: The one thing that I would list on my bucket list for this summer is to visit and purchase one of “the best hot dogs in the world.” This famous hot dog stand, Gray’s Papaya, was featured in the movie, “Fools Rush In,” starring Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry. It’s said to be the number one hot dog restaurant in the world and it’s located in NYC!
Atka: My greatest hope for the summer is to use what I learn in my book, and finally – FINALLY – catch one of those pesky squirrels that play in my yard! My mom will be so proud of me! (Sharon: not really…)