summer reads

This weekend, my husband and I saw a big blockbuster movie at a drive-in theater. Last weekend I got sunburnt. We’ve spent three or four afternoons devoted to yard work, visited the kool-aid stand set up by our neighbor’s little girl, and will be celebrating my sister’s college graduation this Sunday.

All signs point to the arrival of SUMMER.

Which brings us to the topic of summer reads.

I tend to gravitate toward lighter reads during the summer, particularly chick lit. Last summer, though, I found myself working my way through several memoirs. I read some Sedaris, and did Alan Alda’s Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself on audio. But the most summery of the memoirs was definitely Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Julie Powell’s telling of her year-long journey through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is both refreshing and hilarious: perfect for a summer read. If you haven’t read it already, I would definitely recommend getting your hands on it in the next few months. (Especially since the film adaptation — with Amy Adams, whom I love — is coming out in August; as we all know, reading the book first is never a bad idea!)

As always, I’m open to recommendations myself — what should I be adding to my summer reading list?

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~ by Molly on May 4, 2009.

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