Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What would summer be without reading lists?

It IS possible to read without first referring to reading lists, but what fun would that be?   What follows are some reading lists:

DC Public Library Foundation's Battle of the Summer Reading Lists
Summer is synonymous with beaching, barbecuing, and (leisure) reading. We couldn't think of a better way to relax and recharge than basking on the beach with a great book.

Lists of suggested summer reads are on offer across the web - from fashion site Refinery29 to social media news site Mashable to literary site The Millions.

Brightest Young Things has compiled one of our favorite lists curated by a selection of talented D.C. artists and writers -- including one of our favorite Washingtonians, the lovely Morgan Hungerford West -- and Kramerbooks staff. This list encompasses a variety of genres. If you are looking to immerse yourself in a psychological thriller, try Tom Robb Smith's The Farm. Are you in need of some savvy business inspiration? Read fashion CEO Sophia Armuroso's rags to riches tale, #GIRLBOSS. If you find your own summer getaway going stale, pick up Emma Stroub's The Vacationers and experience the Post family's juicy vacation instead.

WaPo's A summer reading list from college admissions counselors includes books for "parents, students and everybody else. The list includes books about college, other non-fiction and great fiction."   This list was recently featured on the One City Youth blog in the post Summer reading recommendations.   Some from the list: A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting (available at Politics & Prose), The Fault In Our Stars (available at Politics & Prose), Whistling Vivaldi (available at Politics & Prose), and Wonder (available at Politics & Prose).

The Politics and Prose Children & Teens Department has a robust list of books to read this summer (see 2014 Children & Teens Department Summer Favorites PDF) and, as always, the store features a number of events just for the younger set.   For example, Len Vlahos - The Scar Boys & Mary Amato - Guitar Notes takes place July 10 and Brian Lies - Bats in the Band will happen August 31.

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