The Stratchan Carriage House - St. Simons Island, GA

What Are You Reading?

Relaxing on Balcony

On our most recent trip to SSI, I found myself at the beach and no good books to read. I had finished The Fixer Upper the latest by Mary Kay Andrews, an old Greg Iles book about WWII, and The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  I had read Gary Pomerantz’s  Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn as background for an event I am coordinating at the ML King Jr. National Historic Site. After recently meeting SSI resident Reid Harris, I followed with interest his narrative on “How a Small Group of Legislators, Scientists and Concerned Citizens Helped Save 500,000 Acres of the World’s Most Productive Area” when Georgia enacted the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act in 1970. There were lots of old favorites by Carl Hiaissen, Ted Bell, and Clive Cussler in our library, but I was stumped. So send me your suggestions. I still have a couple weeks before the second book in Nora Roberts’ wedding trilogy comes out — and I can only re-read so many old Martha Stewart magazines.