Reading is especially fun in the summer, sitting outside — whether on a beach, in a park, or nestled in a deck chair. The challenge is deciding what to read.
Many publishers time their new releases for summer readers, and you can always find lists of recommended summer books in magazine and newspapers.
If you enjoy reading as much as I do, chances are you’ve got your own list of books that you’d like to get through this summer. If you want some new titles to add to your list — or start a new one — try exploring these apps to enhance your summer reading pleasure:
- weRead Books — This handy tool lets you organize the books you’ve read and share that list with friends. You’ll also find more books and authors with the built-in search tool, and see what other weRead members recommend.
- NYT: Books — This feed from the New York Times is an excellent source for new reviews by professional book critics. You’ll also find some related news about happenings in the publishing industry.
- Review-A-Day — You can find some real surprises in this daily feed from the great used book emporium Powell’s in Portland, Oregon. The reviews come from a variety of sources and include books that might not otherwise get much attention.
- So Many Books — This fun blog, subtitled “The Agony and Ecstacy of a Reading Life,” chronicles the adventures of a voracious reader whose tastes go beyond current best-sellers. Most readers should be able to find something here that will generate new ideas and stimulate discussion.
- NPR Topics: Books — Readers of all kinds can find commentary on new books and a variety of literary issues.
And don’t forget about rereading the oldies but goodies. I’ve been inspired to reread “To Kill a Mockingbird” as a way to celebrate the novel’s 50th anniversary this month, and it’s the kind of delightful summer reading experience I wish for you all.
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