I read all year round, but there’s something about summer that says “it’s okay to pick up that ‘fun’ book. You don’t have to improve your mind, just entertain yourself.” Suddenly, it’s okay to be seen in public with a book that has a pink cover. And escapist fiction can just be SO GOOD. My reading list has some excellent summer fiction on it.
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
I’m working my way through the Southern Vampire Mysteries. Basically I’m just trying to stay ahead of the plot of True Blood. They keep pulling things from later on in the series, though, so I figure I just need to get on with it. I’m working on Dead as a Doornail this summer, too.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
First impressions: Miss USA meets Lord of the Flies. Only funny. It seems just like the kind of thing I would want to read out in the sunshine by the pool.
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
More paranormal romance! All my friends have been reading this, and I think they’re going to pester me to death if I don’t start. Apparently it’s very captivating.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I like to read at least one classic per summer just for enjoyment. I don’t want to read anything really dark or heavy right now, so maybe Watership Down, because it’s about BUNNIES!
Any summer reading to recommend?