Summer reading has long been synonymous with simple pleasures. Lighthearted reads dominate the bestseller charts, holiday romances are tucked in every beach bag, a refreshing respite from drudgery.
But this summer is different. With lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures in place, “staycations” are, albeit reluctantly, back in vogue. That said, we have extra hours to dedicate to epics, brooding masterpieces, and intellectual classics. In my case, I plan on soaking up the words of authors I’ve long been meaning to get to or revisit.
Now, there are a couple of titles on here that featured on last year’s summer reading list. This only proves my last of self-control when it comes to being tempted by new books…
I could live to be 100 and still not finish all the books I already own, and yet I insist on buying more !!— Evie Jayne 🌙 (@EvieBraithwaite) June 14, 2020