Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
(one of my favorite authors of all time) was given to me by one of my English professors six years ago when I graduated Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in English and Writing. It’s a memoir of Steinbeck’s travels across the country with his poodle, Charley. If you are hankering for a book to heighten your own wanderlust, this one is for you.
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Greely
Yes, I have two book recommendations this month! Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Greely is another non-fiction novel. It centers on Lucy’s childhood, which is defined by losing half her jaw to cancer. Beyond the heartfelt and often heart wrenching story of Lucy’s cancer, this is simply a beautifully written book and truly a masterpiece.
Joyo’s Bound Earrings
I picked up some beautiful earrings this month. Joyo’s Bound Earrings are beautifully complex and abstract. They’re made from laser cut birch wood and are extremely eye-catching and not heavy on my ears. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments already!
First Aid Kit’s new album Stay Gold
Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg first made their names with feather-light chamber-folk confections on YouTube that echoed the soaring sweetness of Fleet Foxes. First Aid Kit’s new album Stay Gold was released in June and this charming, but thrilling, music is getting a lot of play by me lately.