Things I Wish I Could Do In Summer

Stolen FigsStolen Figs – Mark Rotella

Hoodwinked – David Hernandez (I’ve actually read this but I need to read it again and again.

Ordinary Love & Good Will – Jane Smiley (I love her)

The Courts of Love – Ellen Gilchrist (I love her)

Half Broke Horses – Jeannette Walls (I loved The Glass Castle.  I must read this soon)

Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby (I love him)

National Anthem – Kevin Prufer (I love him too)

The Language of Baklava – Diana Abu-Jaber (Crescent is one of my favorite books in the world)

Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri (Interpreter of Maladies was so fabulous I bought two copies because I knew I would want to give one as a gift)

The View From Castle Rock – Alice Munro (All the Alice’s – Munro, McDermott, Hoffman are so great.  I probably won’t get to this until it’s already out in paperback)

The Museum Guard – Howard Norman (I love him.  He is a wonderful writer and was at a workshop one year when I was there.  He is very kind).

Oh I am so depressed.  I hope you have more time to read, and write, than I do.


Tobi Cogswell is the author of four chapbooks and one full length poetry collection. Lit Up, her fifth chapbook, is forthcoming from Kindred Spirit Press.  Tobi has been published nationally and internationally, on-line and in print.  She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review,  She lives inSouthern California.