Right before the end of the school year, we received our summer reading list. While others viewed the reading list as a chore that detracted from days spent at the pool or Little League field, I looked forward to that list. More than looked forward to it, actually. I would insist on going to Barnes + Noble as soon as I got home from school that day so I, armed with my beloved summer reading list, could immediately start reading. Of course, I would always end up walking out with a couple extra books that weren’t on the list. I am fortunate to have a family that enables my bookworm ways.
Now I’m no longer in school and when summer rolls around, there are no teachers to hand me my summer reading list. But I still harbor a love of reading and it’s up to me now to create a summer reading list of my own. I aim for a balance of serious and humorous and honestly, I’m not really big on “beach reads” so here’s what I’ll be reading summer 2014.
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