What, Me Wordy?

Recommendations for summer reading that provide getaways from the usual gang of literates

You've been thinking too much. It shows on your face, in that pinched expression like you sucked on a Slurpee too fast and your cranium's insides went into subzero lockdown. And that New York Times Book Review-approved bookstop you're slogging through isn't helping. Time to shelve that – and your brain, for that matter – and grab a book that won't require concentrated cerebration, that'll just carry you away on a summer breeze. Go track a Spanish prison gang in Barcelona. Go spy on Clark Gable on the set of Gone With the Wind. Go hunt for Nessie during World War II. Go, dare we say it, MAD.

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Getaways Far, Far Away
Getaways Far, Far Away
Summer reading recommendations that will take you out of this world

Robert Faires, June 17, 2016

Getaways Far, Far Away
Dark Run
Mike Brooks' ragtag gang on a galactic smuggling mission may seem familiar (cough, Firefly), but you'll love 'em all the same

Rosalind Faires, June 17, 2016

More Summer Fun 2015
Summer's Easy Readin'
Summer's Easy Readin'
Writers on their go-to books for when their gray cells need a vacay, too

Robert Faires, June 12, 2015

Put a Cape on It
Put a Cape on It
Donning Layers of Costumery May Reveal Layers of Secret Identities

Jessi Cape, May 15, 2015

More Arts Reviews
<i>Running</i> by Natalia Sylvester
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester’s YA debut makes the political personal

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 30, 2020

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Beyond the Clouds</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

Robert Faires, Oct. 30, 2020

More by Robert Faires
Penfold Theatre's Interactive Show <i>The Control Group</i> Lets You Fix the Future
Penfold Theatre's Interactive Show The Control Group Lets You Fix the Future
The sci-fi drama by phone calls on you to correct a crisis in the time stream

Oct. 23, 2020

For His Dance <i>(Re)current Unrest</i>, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt

Oct. 16, 2020

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Summer reading, Summer Fun 2015

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