Growing up, summertime meant family trips to the cabin, peaches galore, lots of swimming and...summer reading. I grumbled a bit, like everyone else, at the idea of being tasked with homework during my so-called time off from school. But when you get right down to brass tacks, I loved making trips to the library and, when all was said and done, I liked diving into stories just as much as diving into cool, pool water. (Reading a few chapters while laying in the sun is honestly one of the best ways to dry off after a dip.)
As I went on to study journalism and also earn a master's in English, well-crafted accounts and anecdotes became a huge part of my life. So in honor of the beginning of the season, I thought I'd share what books are on my summer reading list so far:
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
- Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
I'm looking forward to carving out time during the week to sit down and dive into these pages. If I get through these books, I'd love to add some more!
What should I absolutely add to this summer reading list? What is everyone else reading this summer?