Expect reviews in July and/or August, and do steer me away from any that you've found lacking or push me toward those high on your own best-reads list!
2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Potboiler meets JFK alt-reality novel. And it's my first Stephen King in a decade, at least! Excited!!! Another book group book, for August.
3. Wildwood by Colin Meloy. One of my frosh recommended this YA fantasy highly, and I admire Colin's sister Maile Meloy's short fiction, so it's my first "no other reason but desire" summer TBR. Plus it takes place in Portland, through which I'll pass while reading it, so locale works too.
4. A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam. My obsession with great apes continues, and this new novel is this year's fodder for cogitation. It promises a fresh spin on the humans-adopt-a-chimp trope to be found with increasing frequency in documentaries and novels alike.
5 and 6. This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila and Late Lights by Kara Weiss indulge my short story appetite. The former promises Hawaiian settings and themes while the latter may hit all too close to home with tales of dysfunctional high school students. Both have readers buzzing, so bring 'em on!
8. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. You know this novel, but I don't. Yet.
9. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. It's summer: You gotta get some funny. And this one's a download from Audible.com with Sedaris reading his own work: It doesn't get any better than that.
10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Another recommendation from many of my students. I'm looking forward to reading this one as I ease back into thoughts of September...
MFB, and please join me in conversation about any and all of these books!
p.s. What's your top pick for a summer 2013 read? What do you think of my list?
So many thanks to the women of The Broke and the Bookish who keep this community-building meme going month after month.