Finding Inspiration: Summer 2018
The Celadon team is taking time to enjoy long weekends, beach trips, farmer’s markets, and, of course, extra time to read.
By: Celadon Staff
At Celadon Books, we’re always looking for the next thing that inspires us. And this upcoming summer holds infinite moments for that spark to ignite. Whether we’re lying on the beach or enjoying lunch al fresco, we’re savoring the best parts of the season: sunshine, long days, and slowing down enough to devour every book on our to-be-read list.
More than anything, I'm looking forward to being outdoors again: hiking, biking, farmer's markets, grilling, and watching the progression of flowers as they come back to life. Sitting in the hammock with some good books is on my summer to-do list as well, and I am looking forward to reading Meg Wolitzer's The Female Pursuasion, Sheila Heti's Motherhood, and maybe some good thrillers, but am not sure which I'll read. And I might go back to some Nora Ephron books. I miss her.
Summer is for reading as much as possible. I store up books all year for summer reading...the long ones, so I can indulge in them on vacation. Summer is for drinking rosé, knitting in cotton, reading thick books, staring at the ocean and daydreaming about strawberries, fresh mint, and novels with great love stories.
Summer is time spent with family and friends. I love gathering large groups for dinner parties with produce from farm stands, bread from local bakeries, rosé and baked goods of the latest ripening fruit. My favorite moments are when my whole family is sitting quietly reading while the waves are crashing nearby. I'm looking forward to diving into Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It.
My wife and I are looking forward to the arrival of our first child in early summer, so with that, lack of sleep, a lot of coffee, and sitting on our patio reading the baby books that I was supposed to be reading months ago. Oh, and lobster rolls in Maine in August and Stephen King's The Outsider.
I am so looking forward to walking again as I was in a boot! I like the longer days and half-day Fridays. I love the farmer’s markets in the warmer months and enjoy husking corn or shelling peas for the perfect summer meal. Mostly I’m looking forward to going to the beach, swimming in the ocean, reading, picnicking and then taking a nap. Some past favorite beach reads were Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, and You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein. Looking forward to reading Tangerine by Christine Mangan.
I'm looking forward to eating lunch in Madison Square Park on nice days, never having to remember a jacket, and leaving the office when the sun is still shining. And I'm especially excited about half-day summer Fridays and getting out of the city on weekends, during which I will spend my time reading in lounge chairs and/or on pool floats. Bring on the beach reads!