With temperatures soaring near 100, you’d think our summer reading would be nice and light, but with a reading list that ranges from global pollution and terrorism to the dark wit of Sedaris and a family “tragicomic,” it seems that we missed that memo. Without any further ado, here is what are reading for the remaining 62 days of summer, at least while we’re not reading picture books.
(Abby, Editorial): The Imperfectionist, Tom Rachman and The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
(Heather, Customer Service): The Book Thief, Markus Zusak…and I’m actually reading two chapters a night of The Boxcar Children (#1) to my kids. Not a fake endorsement; they are loving it!
(Kristie, Digital & International) The Story of Stuff: How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Annie Leonard and the Chinese language book We Are All Travelers, Ong Yi Hing
(Michelle, Marketing) Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Steig Larsson
(Nick, Art): The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
(Rachel, Editorial Intern) Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
(Rata, International Intern): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
(Sue, Customer Service) The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown and One Thousand White Women, Jim Fergus
(Wendy, Editorial) American Subversive, David Goodwillie
When I’m not tending to the Albert Whitman blog, I am wading through Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, looking for literature’s longest sentence. What writers do for an MFA!