Stuck on what to read while you’re on your summer vacay? Here’s a list of some classics, and some more contemporary books to pack in your beach bag, and read while soaking up some much needed summer rays:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Okay, so maybe many of us read this book in high school; however, it’s a quick read, the prose is beautiful (the last page of this novel might be my favorite piece of writing in all of American literature), and its themes of love lost and rampant excess are timeless. Always worth a re-read, and let’s wash the taste of the overblown spectacle of the 2013 film out of our mouths. (Sorry Baz Luhrmann, sorry Leo DiCaprio).