Last year we compiled for you our summer reading lists. Why? To inspire you? As a form of worship of our uber god, LeVar Burton? No, I respect the bandwagon, but I’ve never seen a single episode of Reading Rainbow. Hopefully this will serve as a non-threatening contract to keep us on task to read read read all summer. Keep us on track, readers.
Books, honestly have been failing me lately. I’ve started like 5 and have given exactly zero cares about any of them. Enter: Comics. I want to read classic non-cape series, so if any of you have a suggestion, let me know! So far I have:
- Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis*
- The Boys by Garth Ennis*
- Miracleman by Alan Moore*
- Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
- Kabuki by David Mack
- Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez
- Monster by Naoki Urasawa
- Black Hole by Charles Burns
- Criminal by Ed Brubaker
- Invisibles by Grant Morrison
*Already conquered and insist you read
Leia and Kimmie
Our fearless leaders will be focusing all their scholarly pursuits on rereading A Song of Ice and Fire with a fine-tooth comb in order to bring you all some amazing content to quench your Game of Thrones addictions before the next season (and years before the next book). Stay tuned.
Proudly spending the summer reading some great Children’s lit, short story and novels including:
- The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood,
- Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
- Sea Monsters, a Voyage Around the World’s Most Beguiling Map by Joseph Nigg (that’s nonfiction)
- The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
- A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- Why Fairy Tales Stick, The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre by Jack Zipen (nonfiction)
Sam will be reading a bunch of stuff that I’ve never heard of. Go, Sam!
- Cibola Burn by James A. Corey
- California Bones by Greg van Eekhout
- The Quick: A Novel by Lauren Owen
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard
- The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
- Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Jen will be playing around in almost every literary corner this summer.
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian (re-reading these with a friend);
- Beowulf (also a re-read and one of my favs)
- King Dork (new YA) by Frank Portman
- Alice I Have Been (new-ish adult fiction) by Melanie Benjamin
- American Gods (you may have heard of that one)
- Marie Antoinette: the Journey by Antonia Fraser
- Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
- Wonderbook (about writing imaginative fiction) by Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss
- Captain America comics (starting in all his cheesy boy-sidekick glory).
“My version of asoiaf:
-‘yo dawg you goin to work?’
-‘ain’t nobody got time for that it’s icy n shit. Buildin me a fire and Makin smores.’
-‘Say word son. Say word.””
Whatever you say, Tushar.
Best of luck to all you readers out there and we hope you accomplish all your literary dreams!