BiblioFiles #68: Meditations on Summer Reading


It’s a busy summer for the CenterForLit crew. So even though our days may not actually be full of lazy, beach-side reading, we can certainly still dream about it. In this episode we talk about our different ideal summer reading experiences and swap a few titles to add to our unrealistic bucket lists. What would you like to read this summer?

Referenced Works:

Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Past Tense by Lee Child

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

– Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

– Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Bud & Me: The True Adventures of the Abernathy Boys by Alta Abernathy

The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote

The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant

The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

– The Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (Now being discussed in The Pelican Society)

Sleeping Murder, Murder in Retrospect by Agatha Christie

The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Series

– Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Straw Into Gold by Gary Schmidt

– The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

– Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Hard Times BiblioFiles Episode

– The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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