Thursday, May 13, 2021

Summer Reading 2021

Summer seems to be coming fast this year, at least to me. I have no way of explaining why it feels that way, given that much of my experience since last March has been that time is irrelevant. 

But here we are on the cusp of the summer months. I'm fully vaccinated and planning some vacation time, and I need a new list of books to read.

My Winter/Spring reading list was enjoyable. It was a little more eclectic than in the past, but I'm not complaining. If nothing else, I'd like to keep that diversity going.

So here is what I'm planning to read over the next few months.
  • A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  • A Year with Swollen Appendices by Brian Eno
  • Miracles and Other Unreasonable Things: A story of Unlearning and Relearning God by Sarah Bessey
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • See No Stranger: a Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valeri Kaur
  • We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America by Kevin Mattson
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  • Making Comics by Lynda Barry
I tend to load up on novels and memoir in the summer, and this year will be no different. So I suppose that "more eclectic" idea will wait until fall.

What are you planning to read this summer?

As always, I have a few suggestions.