I have not been posting here this summer because I have been spending my vacation creating a blog that follows the remodeling of my kitchen. However, I thought that it was time for me to list some of the books that I have been reading during the summer break. Reading is always a big part of my summertime plans. For book group (comprised mostly of retired English teachers) I read Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. It was a detective novel that followed several cases that happened 10 to 20 years prior to the current time period of the book. I didn't like the first couple of chapters and would never have finished it, if it was not for book group. There are two more books with the same detective; I might even try to find those and read them as I enjoyed the book once I got into it. I read Little Bee by Chris Cleave as it was recommended by a friend. It had some disturbing imagery, but it was so well written. I really loved it. It is told from the point of view of two characters.