Saturday, May 21, 2011
This post comes a little late this month because to be honest, I've been reading a lot more student papers and journal articles than books I'd recommend. But fear not! here are a few of my favorite summer reads from the past few years:
Blindness (Jose Saramago)--a philosophical and political Nobel-prize winning novel, but still an amazingly quick read. It's a story about an epidemic of sudden, apparently causeless blindness and what results.
The Untouchable (John Banville)--One of my very favorite books of the past ten years. It's about spies. Enough said :)
Youth in Revolt (C.D. Payne)--A thousand times funnier than the movie (no offense to Michael Cera fans), this is an extremely light, perversely-funny book about foolish high school boys. I read this years ago and I laughed so hard I cried. It's not high literature but it's the funniest beach read you could imagine.
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