Summer vacation time is here again, and this year, as very other year the chattering classes and book reviewers have told us what they expect you to pack for the beaches and the mountains.
This year on the fiction front, it seems that some genre novels are expected to escape from their typical readership ghettos. Justin Cronin’s blockbuster, dystopian epic The Passage will be weighing down many vacationers’ carry-ons. While plenty of non-Scandinavians will be doing marathon reads to catch-up on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.
On the non-fiction lists, serious vacationers are expected to opt for an exploration of their cluttered minds by immersing themselves in Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Or they will be risking putting a damper on their vacation fun by trying to wrap their minds around the Afghanistan debacle with sebastian Junger’s intense look at US soldiers in War.
So, what’s on your summer reading list?