The Kenyon Review has released its summer reading list. You can read it here. My recommendations are at the bottom. I’d also add Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, which I’m currently reading. It’s an excellent and fascinating book, and I think it’s more “summer reading” than the four I listed. Egan’s book has a little more thrash and energy. And overtanned record producers. And pools.
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