Just in case you didn’t find anything that piqued your interest in the comments from Tuesday’s open thread, here are some suggestions I’ve been collecting for the last month or so from colleagues around the world. Have you read any of these yet? What are your favorite books for summer?
Alina Cincan, Managing Director of translation agency
The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult (full review coming up!)
Corinne McKay, ATA-certified translator
Judy Jenner, entrepreneurial linguist and court interpreter
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Room, by Emma Donoghue—a book that leaves a long-lasting impression. Not for the faint of heart.
Living to Tell the Tale, by Gabriel García Márquez — after the great magical realist’s passing, it offers a glimpse into how he became the writer he was
My own favorites:
Joyland, by Stephen King—not as spooky or angry as most King novels, and guaranteed to remind you of part of your childhood/early adulthood summers at least once
The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller—brilliant. just fantastic read, especially if you like camping.
The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K LeGuin—reading a book about an ice-bound place is always a nice change in the heat of summer
What books do you recommend for relaxing with over the summer? Add your own titles in the comments!