Writers' Summer Reads
It should come as no surprise that many writers are voracious and thoughtful readers.
Recently, Real Simple magazine asked 12 bestselling authors to share their Favorite Summer Books - from One-Day Reads, Book for Long Weekends; Books to Savor All Summer. They even stick their necks out and share their Good and Trashy picks. They are: Augusten Burroughs, Jackie Collins, Nelson DeMille, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Elizabeth Gilbert, Philippa Gregory, Sophie Kinsella, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, Jodi Picoult and Danielle Steel.
The New York Time asked 12 writers to recall their most memorable experiences of summer reading in an article entitled What I Read That Summer. Among them, Louise Erdrich, Walter Isaacson, Pico Iyer, Alexander McCall Smith, Ayana Mathis, Christopher Buckley, Junot Díaz, Chelsea Cain, and Cheryl Strayed.