The “Lit” Summer

I’ve been in love with books ever since I can remember. My childhood was spent in the corners of windows hovered over Roald Dahl and hidden under sheets sneaking stealthy paragraphs back to Hogwarts by flashlight. As I’ve gotten older, the love itself has grown, but the books behind the infatuation have dwindled in number. It’s not out of the ordinary to read less as you grow up, but it is unfortunate. If you’re craving to return to the days of obsessive page turning, here’s a list of all the books to make you fall in love with reading again. Get ready for a better kind of “lit” summer.

  1. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett.
    For an enchanting escape to the Amazon…
  2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See.
    For a haunting tale of life-long friendship…
  3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan.
    For a modern fairy tale about books…
  4. The Secret History, Donna Tartt.
    For a darkly charming story of elitism…
  5. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier.
    For a love story that’s also a ghost story…
  6. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein.
    For a page turning classic….
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky.
    For a reason to read your favorite again…
  8. Astonish Me, Maggie Shipstead.
    For a narrative about the burdens of talent…
  9. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield.
    For a dreamy fairy tale that keeps you guessing…
  10. The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson.
    For the best damn story telling you’ll ever find…

    Written by Mara Strobel-Lanka.

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