Flowers are blooming, kids are anxious for school vacation, and it’s time to be thinking about summer. If your idea of a day well spent is bringing a book to the beach, here are a few that you’ll enjoy:
11/22/63, Stephen King
While the book focuses on man who travels back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, his life prior to the fateful day are what makes this book so enjoyable.
Summer of ‘49, David Halberstam
Halberstam follows the 1949 pennant race between the Red Sox and Yankees, weaving in stories about Ted Williams, the DiMaggio brothers, and the other players that suited up for this magical season.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
The inspiring story of Louis Zamperini, the Olympian runner who was stranded at sea for more than 40 days, and became a POW during World War II.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowlings
The first book in the Harry Potter series introduces us to the young wizard and the brilliant imagination of J.K. Rowling’s.
Small Vices, Robert Parker
One of the best of Parker’s Spencer series, the Boston private eye almost meets his match.
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Girl with bow competes in government-sanctioned, televised fight-to-the-death.
The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown
Murder, religious cover-up, and symbolism combine to make this a first-class whodunit.
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Albom’s affectionate story about a former college professor who is in the final stages of ALS, and the lessons he still teaches.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Classic stories of the great detective.
Your turn. What are your favorite summer reads?