Reading List: Summer 2010

We're out to help make the most out of your precious summer vacation time as you lounge around with some good books.  We'll be talking with authors who you'll want on your 'must read' list, making sure to include fiction and non-fiction.  We bet at least a few books here will be ones you won't want to put down.

  • Summer Reading: Terry McMillan on 'Getting to Happy'

    Sep 7, 2010
    All summer long we've been compiling a list of great summer reads. Now that Labor Day is behind us, we tack one more book onto the list: "Getting to Happy." It's the highly anticipate...
  • Summer Reading: Mona Simpson's 'My Hollywood'

    Aug 18, 2010
    We're continuing our summer reading series with a look at modern parenthood and childcare. Mona Simpson's new book, "My Hollywood," looks at the relationship between modern parents an...
  • Excerpt: Mona Simpson's 'My Hollywood'

    Aug 18, 2010
    Lola coins “Come on comeon comeon comeon comeon. Come to Lola. I have something for you.” Because he is very angry. Today it is the mother he was hitting. She has her hand over her...
  • Summer Reading: Carl Hiaasen's 'Star Island'

    Aug 12, 2010
    Best selling author Carl Hiaasen has made a living shamelessly stealing outrageous stories from the headlines of Florida's newspapers. He rips them from the headlines because their re...
  • Why Young Adult Books Matter

    Aug 12, 2010
    The books we read as adolescents can have a huge influence on our lives. We talk about the ones that matter to us and the evolution of the young adult novel over the years with Essenc...
  • Gary Shteyngart on His 'Super Sad True Love Story'

    Jul 27, 2010
    Gary Shteyngart has been at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, is one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and was just recently selected for the New Yorker’s “20 un...
  • Summer Reading: 'Lucy'

    Jul 20, 2010
    This summer we’ve been making a list of great beach reads or books to crack open poolside.  We’ve talked to Justin Cronin, author of 'The Passage' and Hilary Thayer Hamman about her n...
  • Summer Reading: 'Empire of the Summer Moon'

    Jul 15, 2010
    We continue our summer reading series with journalist S.C. Gwynne, who brings us his new book, "Empire of the Summer Moon," about the final battles between Comanche Indians and white ...