What are YOU reading this summer?

What do you all do when you've finished one book and can't seem to settle on another? I finished Denise Mina's Conviction (started better than it got later, alas) and began Powers's The Overstory (it's too hot for that) and Philip Kerr's first Bernie Gunther book (inept metaphors) without either one getting its hook into me. Now, praise God, I am well into David Copperfield, the audiobook of which Amazon tells me I have listened to half, but I have no recollection of it at all and never otherwise read. This time I am reading it in large print on my Kindle and having a ball. Unlike the writers of the Brit detective series we love to watch, Dickens knows how to create a large cast of characters and keep each one distinct. The sentences do get long but they are rarely tangled and I'm always aware of the story moving forward. It's fun! I hope your reading is going as well.*

Another thing I read yesterday that you all should read is Claudia Rankine's essay about chatting up white men on airplanes to get their thoughts on privilege. I say without sarcasm that I would pay extra to sit next to Rankine on a plane--what a mind.

*Edited to add: Hold on, I've read this before. Where did it go?????

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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