What are you reading this summer? I love talking about books, so I was pleased to be invited to share my summer reading ideas with The Washington Independent Review of Books. The only trick was trying to cram as many book titles as possible into one list!
I often assign myself “projects” in my summer reading — one summer was spent delightfully immersed in Moby-Dick, reading it for the first time after a life of studiously avoiding it; another summer, I appreciated The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, thanks to a more leisurely reading pace than the first go-around for English class. I’m taking a different tack with this summer’s “project” by catching up on some buzzed-about contemporary books that sound compelling and, perhaps, will prove as enduring as a “project” book should be.