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.
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.