Summer’s finally got her┬áback off the wall and has joined the party down on the South Coast. She’s out on the dance floor, shaking her groove thang, and that’s got me thinking about a summer reading list. There’s something about reading when the weather is great, and you know you have absolutely nowhere else to be. It’s my favorite time┬áto get lost in a story. When I was a kid it was comic books on my grandmother’s porch, or Judy Bloom under a tree, or history books with lots of pictures in the library when it was too hot out and I needed a little air conditioning. The last few years it’s been on a kindle, at the beach.

So here’s my list of summer hopefuls. A few are re-reads, and a few have been on my summer list for years. Ideally I’d get through all of them, but even just a few would make for some damn good time spent.

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