At some point during the late spring, entertainment media offer their ideas for your summer readingâ€”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?