2018 (Late) Summer Reads


In the past, I've published a list of summer reads earlier in this season. So what can I say? Why is this list just coming now, in August? I guess I've been too busy reading. 

With that in mind, here's a brief list of books I burned through this year and loved and wish I could pick up again and lay on the beach with. Luckily, you still can. 


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. A nonstop ride. I can’t believe it took me so long to read this. 

Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant. A surprisingly good read and look at race in America. Not your typical heady book about race though. It’s more of a travelogue of one of the most misunderstood states in our country: Mississippi. 

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Magic realism for the modern era. I loved this. 

Draft No 4. by John McPhee. I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve read by John McPhee, and he’s a hero mine as a writer, so it’s not surprising that his memoir was fantastic.  

See Also:

The 2017 Summer Reading List

2016 Summer Reads