Summer Reads Part One: In the Woods

Spring might have just begun in Providence, but it feels like summer is right around the corner. And thus begins a new little series: what to read where!

Over the next four weeks, every Thursday I’ll feature a typical summer destination and three books I would pair with such travels. Some of my recommendations will be books I’ve talked about here before, some of them won’t, but hopefully they’ll inspire some summer reading one way or another.

First up: Summer reading, camping style.

Featuring:

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson • The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In The Woods

Every year my family goes on a camping trip with four other families. It is a sacred and time honored tradition that I truly cherish. Between games of Scrabble, Hearts, Bananagrams, Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, there is often a lot of lounging and eating that goes on. When camping, I like to read books that I can pick up and drop off at a moments notice. Books that are engaging, but not challenging, which is why something like A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson is a perfect choice. The subject matter is painfully appropriate, but the fun tone really compliments spending an afternoon surrounded by trees.

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