Meghan Markle has spent her entire summer on maternity leave with her son Archie, and away from all the royal engagements, attending only one or two. But, soon she and Prince Harry will be going on one special trip, the royal couple will be visiting Queen Elizabeth at the monarch’s favourite residence-Balmoral Castle in Scotland. And for the visit, there is one thing we are sure that Meghan will be packed with her.
“I love opening the pages and finding little flecks of sand from vacations past,” Meghan wrote on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig
“Whether it’s to escape, to inform, to inspire or to just turn off the world while you sit by a pool, I love getting lost in a good book,” Meghan Markle once wrote on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig.
Back in 2014, two years before Meghan even met Prince Harry on a blind date, she shared her summer reading list on her now shut down the blog and revealed one of the “sweetest” traditions to go with it.
With the help of her Suits “sister wives,” Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty, Meghan shared what “literary finds they would be delving into between the scripts we read every week.” So what kind of books does the Duchess enjoy reading?
The first book she mentions is The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. The Duchess has said that she was “undone by this book”, which is actually a collection of essays written by Keegan, who unfortunately died in a car accident just five days after graduating Manga Cum Laude from Yale in 2012. Meghan “couldn’t put it down.”
Up next is The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, which Meghan says she always goes back to “for summer reading because it’s light and fun, and exactly what I want when I’m laying on a beach.”
“I love opening the pages and finding little flecks of sand from vacations past,” she said about the well-loved book, which is set in the 1950s and about an American girl in Paris who “lives wildly and fully and runs amuck,” according to Meghan.
Her last pick for summer reading list is Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which recently had a movie production based on the book starring Cate Blanchett.
“My friend, Benita, recommended this one to me and Sarah. B is an avid reader and knows that during the summer it’s nice to escape with a book that just makes you laugh. Guffaw, even. This is that book,” Meghan wrote.
Meghan also shared her costars’ favourite picks, revealing that Rafferty also takes part in summer reading with her daughter, which Meghan called “the sweetest tradition I can think of”. Being a mom herself now, she will no doubt share her love of reading with her son as he grows older.