Do you have a summer reading list? My list is, strangely, almost identical to the reading list I had last summer. Which is similar to the one from the year before, and the year before, and so on, all the way back to something like, oh, 2002.
For many of us, summer reading means picking up that article or book that we haven't had a chance to look at during the academic year. So we have compiled a list of summer must-reads for the academy with suggestions from our colleagues.
When you're a teenaged book lover summer reading is the best reading! The freest reading! It's staying up all night under the covers with a flashlight because you don't have class in the morning reading!
Exciting new novels by Mohammed Hanif and Aravind Adiga (two of the hottest stars of South Asian literature), new novels by underrated writers Dana Spiotta and Tom Perrotta, meditations on race and politics by Caryl Phillips and Randall Kennedy,
I associate bookmobiles with summer, the coolness offered on a blistering hot day, the books offered with all the time in the world to read them. Bookmobiles still ply their trade, from Mobile, Alabama (how perfect!) to Ames Iowa.