Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Reading Suggestions from the Right

Here's a very cool idea. And just in time for the beach, those long evenings out on the patio, or that dreaded plane ride out to the family reunion.

National Review Online asked several of its writing contributors for recommendations for summer reading. The result is interesting and informative. 

I've carefully thought through their suggestions and added several to my summer list. Some will be re-reads -- Witness by Whittaker Chambers, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, and In Defense of Sanity by G. K. Chesterton.

But three are newer books (and completely new to me). They are Mary Eberstadt’s How the West Really Lost God, Kevin Williamson's The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome, and Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound.

Why not give the list a once-over yourself? I think your summer might be a bit more enjoyable (and productive) because of it.