Many magazines and newspapers offer a column on recommended summer reading at this time of the year. For a good number of people, vacation provides a welcome chance to catch up on their reading.
The July 11/18, 2016 issue of TIME, for instance, carries three interesting articles on books for summer reading. They include novels, biographies, memoirs—books that span 240 years of history.
One novel in particular is spotlighted: HOMECOMING by Yaa Gyasi, who was inspired to write a novel that begins in
, the home of her birth. It’s an
account of slavery stretched over eight generations and two continents. The
book got a seven figure advance for the 26-year-old first time novelist. A
feminist version of ROOTS perhaps? Ghana
Two new books speculate on Melville’s love life. A new novel entitled
uses John Steinbeck as a
character. MONTEREY BAY
What book(s) do you want to read this summer?
Any book that you would particularly recommend to other readers?
If you are an author, do you have a book out that you wish to recommend to readers? Your thoughts and comments welcome!