Summer Reading Assignments for Grown-Ups

What a fanastic idea! I relate to the sentiment and am already dreading the return of early sunsets. What’s more peaceful than sitting outside and reading in the waning daylight? The only thing that could make it better is to set yourself up ahead of time with a plan. That way you won’t lose any steam in-between books, or nights to aimless scrolling, which is definitely not an idyllic use of a summer evening outside. Click here to read more about how to put together your own summer reading plan a la Tor.com’s Molly Templeton.

What I want from summer reading is a sense of purpose. A theme or intent, a project, a little reading quest. Something on which to focus, to plan out like a trip.

Do you have to have a summer reading plan? You certainly do not. Read at random; read blockbusters; read the genres you don’t read during the rest of the year, the ones that feel at odds with whatever your conception of spring and winter and fall reading are. Read magazines and articles and all those interesting tabs you keep meaning to close (I have so many open tabs, and even more articles saved in Instapaper). Or join me in giving yourself homework.


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