Hot summer reading
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot
If you do a quick online search for “the best books of all time”, you’ll find endless lists of fabulous reads that are perfect for devouring in a shady spot under a big maple. Goodreads, a free website where book lovers converge to share recommendations and virtual bookshelves, has a list of 100 books chosen by 100 writers in 54 countries! It reflects works from many countries, cultures and time periods, and is a good place to start if you’re building your summer reading list. Those who speak French might be interested in Goodreads’ list of popular French books—a list that contains more than 16 000 titles!
Of course publishers like Penguin, Time and the New York Times are also known for their lists of classic books. The choice is almost endless—and we’re all the luckier for it!
What do you consider the best summer read of all time? What books always appear on your summer reading list? What books are you planning to read for the first time this summer? Visit our Foresters Facebook page and share your suggestions, lists and favorite picks to help inspire other members. Consider posting your favorite fiction, non-fiction and children’s book for a range of options.
If you’re participating in Foresters Tech Timeout challenge, consider allotting some time out of every day to put down the electronic devices and pick up a book—maybe one that another Foresters member has suggested! Get your children or grandchildren involved and read together as a family.
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