I sent out the following message last week, and have gotten several responses, but not nearly as many as I’d like. So please, PLEASE email me with your suggestions for summer reads.
Now that summer is here (yes, I know not technically, but as far as I’m concerned summer begins when June does), I am thinking that it would be good to have a theme for some of the CBR posts this summer: Summer Reads . I don’t know about you, but summer vacations–especially when I go to the beach–are when I have some of my best opportunities to finally make a dent in my reading list. And I often make a trip to the library before heading out on vacation. I’d like to be able to give Pajibans a bunch of recommendations as they may be looking to add to their summer reading lists.
Of course to do this, I need your help. I would like you to send me links to any reviews you’ve written for books that you think will make good summer reads. To be clear, a summer read does *not* need to be fluff! Vacations often provide a rare opportunity to read uninterupted for a stretch of time, and therefore can be a good time to delve into a meatier book. Of course, other folks on vacation want something that’s easy to pick up and put down as they grab 20 minutes here and there between activities. I want a mix of books to recommend to our fellow readers.
So, have at it!
I just want to reiterate that that the definition of a summer read is completely open. It’s what *you* think would be a good summer book.
And speaking of summer reading suggestions, NPR has a couple of lists of summer book suggestions, which I wanted to share with you all. I’ve gotten some really great book ideas from them in the past.
Here’s the link for all their summer book lists.
Here’s are some suggestions from independent booksellers. (And, ahem, perhaps you might want to buy a book from an independent seller this summer. I’m just sayin’.)
For those of us who like to cook, or you know, just read cookbooks, here’s a list of “simple, summery cookbooks.”
Those of you into detective novels might want to check out this crime fiction list.
And finally, here’s their list of “summer’s high fliers.”
Woohoo! Summer reading!