A Midsummer's Night Read

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A Midsummer's Night Read

Summer being a time of enjoyment and eclecticism; the following books alternate between being enjoyable, soothing, heartbreaking, interesting, and - in a lot of ways - timely reading material.

If you are interested in the news, fiction books can provide emotional context that would otherwise escape your attention. Some great books for this type of context are: Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, The Sellout by Paul Beatty, and The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez.

If you are into feminist books that are a little more obscure or tied to pop culture, these books may be a good distraction: The Girls by Emma Cline and Queens of Noise by Evelyn McDonnell

For a little bit of weirdness, especially if you loved Stranger Things on Netflix, why not try reading IT by Stephen King

Finally, if none of the above seems great for your summer reading choices: if you are in the mood for more than a little heartache, aren't averse to reading about trauma and/or abuse, and really want to disappear from the world for a little while, try reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Happy Summer Reading!