So, technically tomorrow is the first day of summer. Given that the pool water is a brisk 52 degrees and we've gotten an epic amount of rain in the last few weeks, you may be wondering if I'm pulling your leg. I assure you, summer is officially starting tomorrow, whatever the weather. If you've got a little time off coming your way in the coming months, I've got a few recommendations.
If you're looking to read what everyone else is reading this summer:
Read And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini. I know, I just reviewed it earlier this week. But I can't say enough good things about it. And I guarantee, this is going to be one of the big fiction titles that everyone will be talking about all summer.
My prediction for this summer's sleeper hit:
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton DiSclafani. I gave a preview of this title last month, and I'm sticking to my guns. In fact, it's on my vacation reading list! I'll be back next week with a full review.
If you prefer non-fiction:
Hitchhiking with Larry David, by Paul Samuel Dolman. After a painful breakup, a man turns accidental tourist and hitchhikes around Martha's Vineyard, meeting many interesting characters in the process. Among these chance encounters is actor Larry David, with whom the author forges a unique friendship. Funny and moving, this should be a great escape for some summer reading.
I'll be back next week with more summer-centric reads, as well as catching up on what I've been reading. In the meantime, happy reading!