Summer reading list

Here’s what I’m reading this summer:

About a Boy, Nick Hornby

Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen

Birds of America, Lorrie Moore

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Code of the Woosters, PG Wodehouse (may substitute My Man Jeeves)

Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

Columbine, Dave Cullen

The Hours, Michael Cunningham

Since I’m writing a dark comedy, I will probably add in some David Lodge (Changing Places, Small World, and Nice Work are all fun reads) and perhaps Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. If you haven’t read Straight Man, do.

Here are more suggestions. I tend toward the second list.

I’m not much for thrillers, but Salon has a few suggestions.

UPDATE: Welcome Anchoress readers!

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