What I consider to be the perfect summer afternoon past time, sitting outside on a hot summer day sipping a Hendrick’s Gin and Fever Tree Tonic, knitting needles in hand, listening to a favorite audio book. I can also extend this to sewing but I rarely sit outside and sew and the machine noise sometimes gets in the way of the audio. Therefore my first choice is knitting and listening to an audio book. What have I recently been listening to? Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance, an educational, eye opening read and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the fabric of our current political country. For a first book he hit a home run. My next choice was something on a lighter scale. The Secret of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery caught my eye. It may have been the word Tulip in the title that did it, but not sure. It is a new release with few reviews when I made my choise. Eleven minutes into it and not quite ready to judge. It is very contemporary.
Here is a link to an article by Interweave Knits about audio books and the love of knitting with more good book recommendations. Hear Me, Feel Me, Knit Me: 5 Reasons Audiobooks Deepen Our Love of Knitting | Interweave . My next read may be from this list.
Below are links to Hillbilly Elegy and Secrets of the Tulip Sisters. .
Please share some of your favorite books, recommendations are greatly appreciated.