Summertime…and while the livin’ may not be as easy as it used to be pre-kids, we should all aspire to some deck, dock or hammock time with a good book. So to help you get started on that endeavour, here’s our annual summer reading guide.
If it’s been a while since you read a good book, you might want to start with one of our book club faves from the last few years, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer). It’s written as a series of letters between London writer Juliet Ashton and a member of an eccentric society, in the post-WWII era. Intrigued by their stories, she sets sail for the island of Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
You won’t be able to put down Girl in Translation (Jean Kwok), which tells the story of Kimberly Chang and her mother, who emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn. Kimberly lives a secret double life—exceptional schoolgirl by day, sweatshop worker by night—and eventually makes it to Harvard.