Summer Reading


I am an avid and unapologetic e-reader. I own a Kindle and an iPad, but honestly I do most of my reading on my phone.

Don’t judge me. I have good reasons. 1) I always have my phone with me. If I can read a few pages in the grocery store check out line, in the doctor’s office or at a very, very long red light I will. 2) It is backlit. I can read at night and not wake up my husband. 3) I know where my phone is. I can’t say the same for my Kindle. Also, my phone is always charged. It is sitting next to me now. Charging. Genius!

I also love ebooks because I can buy them without getting up off of my lazy butt. I can buy books tight from my phone. Not only can I just buy what I feel like reading right at that moment, but I have a huge backlog of books I want to read and so I already bought a bunch of them and they are there waiting for me.

Okay, I told you all of that to tell you this. Now that it is summer and I will be spending a lot of time at the pool (do I really have to be there for swim team practice?) I don’t necessarily want to take all of my electronics to be boiled in the heat and trampled by the children. Sure, I will have my phone there because I am entirely codependent upon it, but if I keep it out in the sun it overheats. Also, I think people think I am just playing Angry Birds and I want to come off as literate so it looks like I am going to have to get some old fashioned paper books for this summer.

I need your recommendations.

I have already read Jane’s book and Jenny’s book. It doesn’t have to be an easy beach read, last year I read most of Infinite Jest at the pool. I like fiction and non-fiction. It can be funny, it can be smart, it can be a classic or it can be totally off the wall and it is a huge bonus if I can get it at the library.

Help me readers! What should I read this summer?


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