Reading Recommendations

One of my favorite things about summer is that I have more time to read- with more lounging time by the pool or beach, in planes, or just before bed.  I was starting to think about what my next reading adventure should be when a post by Jennifer from the Pink Pagoda led to me to this post about Edith Wharton's home.  And I was instantly smitten- aside from being a pulitzer- prize winning novelist, she was also an interior designer and considered as a taste-maker of her time.  A few emails back and forth with Jennifer and I was convinced I had to read  The House of Mirth, her favorite.  Have you read it?  I love classic novels and somehow I had missed reading it.  A few hours later this gorgeous purple edition of three of Edith Wharton's novels was in my hands. How lucky am I to hold this beauty between my fingers while I enjoy such good literature? 

I'm not that far in, but I'm loving it- the drama, the scandals, the fabulous conversations.  It's really good.  What are you currently reading?  And what are your favorite classics that you would recommend?  I would love to add your recommendations to my reading list.

[all photos by me for ML]