With longer days, nice weather and vacations, summer is a great time to read those books you've been meaning to pick up. It's also a great time for new books since it's prime time for new books to be published.
There are plenty of lists out for you to find summer books from the traditional (NPR
, The New York Times
, and The Los Angeles Times
) to the non-traditional (Bustle.com
, Miami New Times
, and The Huffington Post
). In addition to those lists, below is a list of the favorite summer books from the staff at OttLite. Let us know which books you'd love to read this summer and which books you can't do without when you head on your vacation.
- The Sign of the Seahorse
by Graeme Base from when my kids were little.
- I love re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee and The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald. They feel like old friends.
- Any of the books from Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series
- I usually go for something light and fun, like The Devil Wears Prada
by Lauren Weisberger. A little romance is always good too!
- I'm reading Bossypants
by Tina Fey and I'm really enjoying it!
- I try to re-read Gone With The Wind
by Margaret Mitchell and Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself
by Judy Blume during the summer.
One is so long that I feel accomplished when I finished and the other takes me back to the first time I read it in elementary school and how great summers felt back then.
- I'm currently reading two books this summer: Waterloo - The History of Four Days; Three Armies and Three Battles
by Bernard Cornwell and Alan Turning: The Enigma
by Andrew Hodges.
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2 years 182 days ago
I started To Kill a Mockingbird this spring when I was on vacation and haven't gotten back to the book. Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of the book as it has inspired me to get back to reading a classic.