I had yet another lovely evening last night at my 10+year old book club. Great food, lots of wine and good friends. We talked about lots of books that we might read in the future but decided to link our reading for our upcoming two meetings that will be out of town.
In September we head to St. Simons Island to stay at a member's beach house. We are reading Eugenia Price's Lighthouse: First Novel in the St. Simons Trilogy and talked about reading a book about American Beach on Fernandina Island so I am reading American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory by Russ Rymer
In October we are heading to the N. Georgia mountains in the foothills of the Appalachians to stay at a lodge owned and operated by two of our members. We aren't sure what we are going to read but two contenders were Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith and a biography Lillian Smith, a Southerner Confronting the South: A Biography (Southern Biography) by Anne C. Loveland These both sound a bit heavy and possibly heartbreaking but very worthwhile. We joked about reading Deliverance by James Dickey. I also found this novel, Oral History by Lee Smith , and this non-fiction book, Our Southern Highlanders: A Narrative of Adventure in the Southern Appalachians and a Study of Life Among the Mountaineers
I'm sure there are many other options to gain a better understanding of the areas we are visiting. I got this idea after seeing the Recommended Reading section of Road Scholar programs.
Do you read about where you are headed on your travels?