Oh, the joys of a summer reading list. So much time, so many options, so many opportunities to collect gold star stickers for all of your efforts. As an adult the gold star stickers fall to the wayside—darn it—but with so many new books out at this time of year, it still always feels like I’ve got a summer reading list to munch through. Thank goodness.
The books here are judged largely on their covers, of course (how else to make a cohesive collage in shades of white and pink and brass?) but they’ve been heartily recommended by friends on the internet and in the flesh and so I feel confident in my judgement. (Just started Sweetbitter last night!)
Books included, of course, here’s what’s floating around my summer reading dreams:
A barely there slip to stay cool in.
A bedside lightamp to read by.
A bedside carafe and tumbler for staying hydrated.
A brass coaster to protect the nightstand.
A bottle of delicious summer nourishing body oil for massaging into my gams, pre-read.
A fan for a breeze.
PS. Here’s what I’ve actually read so far this summer and loved. What about you?
All The Light We Cannot See: Heartwrenching and beautifully written. Feeling particular poignant given the current political climate.
Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice and just so good.
Homegoing: Should probably be required reading for everyone in the US right now. If ever there was a story to make clear why we need a Black Lives Matter movement, this is it.
Saint Mazie: Short and sweet. I love anything about old New York and this fit the bill.
In the Unlikely Event: Haven’t read Judy Blume since middle school, but I gobbled this one up. Good for the beach, or anywhere.