Beach Reading

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

4 Responses to 'Beach Reading'

  1. Dee says:

    My summer reading list is a hodge podge of stuff I just had to order when I heard about it, but haven’t gotten around to it:

    1. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    2. When Chickenheads come home to Roost by Joan Morgan
    3. Chocolate and Vicodin by Jennette Fulda

  2. Brandi says:

    I just kicked off my summer reading your book. Loved it, couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to your next book coming out.

  3. emily says:

    Saw a sneak preview of Anna Joy’s book [along with the music] at a UCSD reading she did; definitely among the things i’m most looking forward to this summer.

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