The qualification for inclusion on my summer reading list is that a book has to be beach reading. No matter that it’ll be at least another six years before I get to ever crack a book at the actual beach. There have been times in my life when I could slog through a slow-moving book, but I have to be honest with myself and say that this isn’t one of them. If a book has even the slightest potential to put me to sleep, I’ll never get past page 3.
So what I’m going for this summer is beautifully written books that are also fantastic page turners. Here’s the start of my list.
What’s at the top of your summer reading list?
1. The Vicious Red Relic, Love by Anna Joy Springer
2. Tinkers by Paul Harding
3. Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
4. On Black Sisters’ Street by Chika Unigwe
5. Toward You by Jim Krusoe
6. Dancer by Colum McCann