“Summer” reading…


I am a self-professed book addict. Back when my job allowed, I’d read on average 2-3 books a week in downtime and while sitting on the night shift. Alas, now I have to squeeze that time in before and after work, a few hours here and there–and most certainly in good measure on Saturdays or Sundays.

And what’s better than summer reading lists? I’m beginning to compile mine (which will include a whole host of must-reads, young adult novels so I can stay hip to my job, and of course anything else that suits fancy) and will publish in this space forthwith.

But what about “Summer” reads? As in, those books with “summer” in the actual title.

Enter Edith Warton’s delectible “Summer” and Truman Capote’s “Summer Crossing”. There are a whole host of other “summer” inspired books, but I can hereby vouch for the aforementioned as essential on your lists–either that list of summer reads, or that list of “summer” reads. You get me?

Both carry a similar theme; girls who bucked a lot of the constraints of the time period in which they became women, engaging in forbidden sexual affairs when left to their own devices, and social pressures in the early 20th century. Recipes for success, methinks.

You can scoop up Edith Wharton’s lovely novel here, and of course, Truman Capote’s account of Grady McNeil here.

In the meantime, I’ll finish compiling that summer reading list and post it here shortly. What are you summer reading musts? I’d love suggestions.

Published by JRW

boston. maker. librarian. canine wrangler. coffee drinker.

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