I talk a lot about summer reading for my patrons on this blog, but today I’m wondering what you are reading this summer or looking forward to reading. Personally, once I’m done finding those elusive happy GLBTQ YA books, I’ll finish The Little Friend. Then I hope to get my hands on Neil Gaiman’s new novel coming out this month. J. Courtney Sullivan, who was recently interviewed as part of an article in Bitch magazine (a favorite of mine), has a new one coming out, too. Plus, she’ll be at my library July 11th. Exciting! I may read that one, too, because as much I as try not to admit it, I really did like Maine. For some reason I’m embarrassed by this. I suspect because it has a such a lame, women’s fiction-y cover with a lady at the beach. Blech.
I may also start George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series because I have been watching Game of Thrones and have enjoyed that immensely. I realize it’s really not cool (aka, it’s basically the WORST) to watch the show/movie before reading the books so I’ve got to get on that. Reading the books will be an undertaking and a little break from YA, but YA books can wait. And no, I haven’t seen season three yet and I’m sure I will freak out once I do. I know who dies because of the internet. Until season 3 comes out on DVD I’ll just watch this gif over and over because it makes me laugh.
But what about you? What are your summer reading plans? Do you catch up on the classics or head for the beach reads?