The Pekoe Group’s Summer Reading List
Summer reading isn’t just for students! Whether you’re looking to change your lifestyle, learn something new, or be entertained, we’ve provided a few great books to include in your list this summer.
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
Do you ever wonder what your dreams mean? Sigmund Freud studies why we dream and explains what our dreams reveal about ourselves. If you’re looking for some self-discovery this summer, this book is for you. While you’re reading, make sure you catch Freud’s Last Session, closing July 22nd after 775 performances!
Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir by Martha Gellhorn
In this book, journalist Martha Gellhorn describes her journeys through various military conflicts across the globe from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. Experience her adventures on stage in Love Goes to Press, a play she wrote with fellow correspondent Virginia Cowles, now at the Mint Theater Company through July 29th.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
After successfully reanimating a corpse, a frustrated Dr. Victor Frankenstein abandons his grotesque creation. The creature then turns on his creator in this novel that is often considered the birth of science fiction. You can experience the chilling stage adaptation Monster, part of the Potomac Theatre Project, through July 29th.
How to Go Further: A Guide to Simple Organic Living featuring Woody Harrelson, by Ron Mann, and edited by Frank Condron
While Woody Harrelson directs his play Bullet for Adolf and stars in blockbuster movies, he leads a very healthy and organic lifestyle. If you’ve ever thought about changing your everyday routine to a more natural one, be sure to read this book. Performances to Harrelson’s show begin July 19th.
Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr
Previously a chain-smoker, Carr discovered a simple method to kick the habit. Carr’s successful strategies have been able to put smokers in the right state of mind to quit. Whether you’re quitting or committed to the habit, be sure to come see the new musical The Last Smoker in America, now playing at the Westside Theatre.
From The Vagina Monologues author, activist and Tony Award-winner Eve Ensler, this book is comprised of stories and monologues inspired by real girls from around the world. A powerful and moving anthology worth reading before the stage adaptation hits New York this fall.