Summer Reading List

It’s Summer! I mean, aside from the fact that it’s still hailing and raining and … is Nashville still flooded? Anyway, it’s almost Summer, and that means it’s time for the readership here at Addison Road to do their public good deeds, and generate The Worlds Best Summer Reading List.

I’m going to make this a little more organized this year. Leave your suggestions in the comments, along with your best one or two sentence pitch for why we should read it, and I’ll edit the post with an updated list so that we can quickly find them. Ready? Go!


  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. (fiction) What if every god brought to America by waves of immigrants were still alive, still wandering through the cities and countryside as ordinary people trying to get by? This is a powerfully written book, with rich characters.
  2. Faking It: The Quest For Authenticity In Popular Music by Barker & Taylor. (non-fiction) This is an extension of the conversation on authenticity. If you like popular music, and like thinking about things, this will be a solid thinky read. I recommend loading up your iPod with the artists that the book talks about, and listing to their catalog while you read about them.

2 thoughts on “Summer Reading List

  1. michael Post author

    So, I was on my way to the library to get some books for down-time reading next week, and lo and behold, Monrovia was having its annual “Two Bucks a Bag” book sale! Give them 2 dollars, they give you a paper grocery bag, and you get to wander through 3 rooms full of books and fill the bag. I’m rollin’ deep in fiction, ya’ll!

  2. michael Post author

    Read “The Dante Club” last week – great literate summer reading. Anyone else have a book to suggest?

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