Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Reading List

Ahh, the summer reading list. Though we're not in high school anymore, it seems like every newspaper book section I read has recently come out with a list of top summer reads.

Below is my list of 10 books that I'm planning to read between now and the end of August, though I reserve the right to change my mind at any time — after all, summer reading shouldn't be too much like school.

The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman

The Thieves of Manhattan, Adam Langer

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender

The Anthologist, Nicholson Baker

Last Night in Montreal, Emily St. John Mandel

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Persuasion, Jane Austen

The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson

The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

What's on your summer reading list?


  1. I've gone through three so far this summer: Fool, by Christopher Moore, the New Yorker Food & Drink collection, and Anthony Bourdain's "The Nasty Bits", all on my honeymoon.

    Also purchased recently, and therefore on the list: Botany of Desire by Pollan, and Philip Roth's "Indignation".

    I'd also finally like to read "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and may (gasp!) succumb to trying out "Twilight" if things get desperate.

  2. Would you recommend the Bourdain? I loved "Kitchen Confidential."

  3. Just finished Mdam Bovery now on Infinites by John banville---really loving

  4. That's high on my to-read list! Let me know what you think.

  5. Pretty impressive list. Adam Langer's 'The Thieves of Manhattan' has got some good reviews at Amazon.