At some point during the late spring, entertainment media offer their ideas for your summer reading—books you take to the beach, on vacation, outside to the garden, etc.
And for these sources, there is a certain conceit to what goes into choosing the book: It should be light, but not so light to be frivolous; engaging enough to feel as though your brain is on vacation, too, as you get lost in the book; preferably set, also, in the summer time. Sometimes the books are set in small towns rather than bustling metropolises.
But is that your idea of a perfect summer read? What book do you remember most fondly from summers past? What kinds of books do you like to read on vacation or on slower days?