Notice I said "year round tool” about a summer reading list. That was not a typo. I love using this annual database to find sure bet suggestions for readers all year long. Why? First, because in general editors of “best” lists are more willing to take enjoyment into to consideration when designating something to be “great” for the summer as opposed to those they give end of the year honors. Therefore, these books are much more in a “sure bet” range than the ones we find in year end lists.
Second, you can help everyone in the family with the Best Summer Books lists since they have all the genres, age levels, and even comics in one place.
Third, because all of the backlist lists are there, right at the top! We all now have 7 full years of wonderful suggestions with this one click. And, those older titles will be on your shelves...right now! They are still best summer books, just not this year’s ones.
And fourth, because they don’t think that a book has to be set in a sunny place or on the beach to be a “great summer read.” Heck, they even picked the new Paul Tremblay [which I have read and loved; review will be in 5/15 Booklist] which is about the worst vacation ever-- and even that statement is an understatement.
Click here to see this year’s version, but see my post from April of last year [here and below] to get more details from me on WHY this annual list is so wonderful.