My stepdaughter just received her required summer reading list: Siddhartha and Persepolis. What?! A novel about a young man’s personal quest and spiritual journey?! A young girl’s powerful graphic novel memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution?! I had to read The Old Man and the Sea when I was her age. She doesn’t know how lucky she is.
We’re lucky that our required reading days are far behind us. Here’s my hot list of recommended reading to rock your summer.