“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
June 21, 2018 4:53 PM   Subscribe

• 73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long [The New York Times]

• What We’re Reading This Summer [The New Yorker]
• 28 Scifi and Fantasy Books Coming in June [io9]
• The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out this June [The Verge]
• 20 Summer Books We Cannot Wait to Read! [Tor]
• The 39 Books We're Talking About This Summer [The Washington Post]
• The 32 Best Books to Read This Summer [Elle Magazine]
• 25 Must-Read Summer Books [Teen Vogue]
• Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading [NPR]
• Amazon's 10 Best Books Of The Year So Far Are Perfect For Your Summer Reading Plans [Bustle]
• The CBC Books summer reading list: 18 cool books to read while the weather heats up [CBC]
• Cool books for hot days [Boston Globe]
• 18 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer [Vulture]
• 8 Non-Cookbook Food Books to Read This Summer [Bon Appetit]
• The /Film 2018 Summer Reading List: The Best Books Being Made Into Movies and Shows [Slash/Film]
• Summer Reading: This Season’s Ultimate Fiction List [Vanity Fair]
• The best books to read for men [GQ]
• 22 New Books to Read This Summer [Time]
• The Best Summer Beach Reads of 2018 [Daily Beast]
• A short and satisfying summer books preview [Los Angeles Times]
posted by Fizz (10 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
Great post title. My daughter goes to bed around 8-8:30 but sunset isn't until after 9 these days. I asked her if the sunlight bothers her and she told me that now she reads until it gets too dark and then sleeps.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 5:00 PM on June 21, 2018 [7 favorites]

Ooh, I hadn't been looking too far ahead, so this is great! If what we're already excited about digging into this summer is reasonable to share, I'm currently reading and very happy so far with the sequel to Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe. It's an unashamedly JRPG-inspired series from someone who worked at Blizzard, Cryptic, and Obsidian that focuses on the main character basically 'leveling up' by figuring out things about the world's magic system and puzzle dungeons. So it's definitely let-your-geek-flag-fly material--but at the same time, there's at least a little thought given to diversity, because the author cares about positive representation. The series wound up at the top of the r/Fantasy poll about self-published books someone posted today. Next up, I expect to try The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, recently mentioned on AskMe and recommended in the Tor.com round-up earlier this week of best books of 2018--so far--but I'll enjoy digging into these links for more.
posted by Wobbuffet at 6:16 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

• The best books to read for men [GQ]

Finally, a list for me!!

(But seriously, looking forward to zooming through a couple of these for some long plane rides I have ahead of me.)
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 6:22 PM on June 21, 2018

• The best books to read for men [GQ]

Finally, a list for me!!

I put that in the list because of that very reason, hahaha, I couldn't resist. It's so dumb.
posted by Fizz at 6:47 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

I blew through the first two Murderbot Diaries in a couple days, and now I’m sinking into Armistice.

Everyone should be reading Amberlough and Armistice and then we can wait for the third one.

(I also just finished The Grey Bastards but emphatically do not recommend)
posted by curious nu at 7:35 PM on June 21, 2018

Considering the size of the bookmarks file I just added this to I wish someone would come out with "50 Must-Read, Best-Of Book Lists ."
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 8:54 PM on June 21, 2018 [2 favorites]

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”

PedanticFilter: Like Autumn, each advancing day of Summer has slightly less light to read by - - that statement would only be true of Winter and Spring.
posted by fairmettle at 10:07 PM on June 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I have a long-ish flight coming up, and during the last one reading Wendy McClure's The Wilder Life made it go by blissfully fast. Looking forward to striking gold twice...
posted by kalimac at 8:49 AM on June 22, 2018

That GQ link includes the first installment of the autobiography of Jimmy Webb, who wrote “MacArthur Park,” immortalized forever by Dave Barry’s Bad Song Survey. The first installment! *cackles*
posted by epj at 4:45 PM on June 22, 2018

I love this post. Thank you!
posted by frumiousb at 6:28 PM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]

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