Beach reads wrap-up: What the Minds are reading the last weekend of summer
By Lauren on September 2nd, 2011
Over the past few months the bloggers at OOM (and all of our readers) have been celebrating one of our favorite summer pastimes—reading. From setting a new world record for reading minutes to checking out the best new beach reads or vacation activity books, we’ve spent a ton of time (64 million minutes to be exact) taking in the summer rays with some great reads.
Now fall is just around the corner and we’re about to trade in pools and barbeques for jack-o-lanterns and apple-picking, but there’s still one weekend of beachside lounging left before the leaves start to turn. I decided to check-in with my fellow Minds to see how far down their summer book lists everyone got and to find out what they were going to read during the long weekend.
Dante: I wanted to read Richard Price’s Lush Life and Don DeLillo’s Underworld. I finished Lush Life (which was great), but I never got to Underworld. Instead, I just began Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human” by Grant Morrison.
Kristen: I’m planning to squeeze in Beowulf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan before the weather turns cool!
Morgan: I saved Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom for my beach vacation last week. Unfortunately, I only got halfway through it, thanks in part to Irene, which led to my evacuation from the island I was vacationing on! So this weekend I hope to finish it, and complete my summer reading list.
Ivy: For me, it’s Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Jessica: My last beach read of the summer is Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn. It is a fun dishy book about living and having a family in Brooklyn. As the cover says: “So much can happen when the baby is asleep.”
Lauren: I’m happy to say I got through quite a few books this summer—highlight’s include Cleopatra’s Moon, Colum McCann’s Let The Great World Spin, and The Help. I’ll be spending my Labor Day weekend finishing Emma Donaghue’s New York Times bestseller Room.
What about you OOM readers? What is your last summer book going to be? Let us know in the comments!