Hey there friends. Another season is upon us. The season of sunburns, long car rides, and cocktails next to large or small bodies of water. What makes a day basking in the hot sun better? Well a book silly. Like you even had to ask.
In the spirit of summer reads, I have compiled a list that transcends genres, explores the deep inner workings of your mind, and amazes you with worlds of wonder not yet explored. Yes. These reads really are that good. If you don’t want your mind BLOWN! Do not read a word from these books. ****DISCLAIMER**** These are in no particular order of awesomeness they just simply are awesome.
The Gunslinger, by Stephen King
Read the book before you see the movie. But even if you see the movie before you read the book you’ll be good. Because judging by the trailer, the movie is nothing like the book. Read The Dark Tower Series Here
Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss
Want to learn the secrets of highly functioning people? Tim brings you the goods, with his special brand of answering questions. From the guy who brought you The our Hour Work Week
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
A personal story of poverty, and perseverance, from an uncommon origin. J.D. Vance exposes and ongoing crisis. This book will make you think twice before you label people.
American Gods, by Neil Gaimen
The Starz show is good, but it is not going to do this book justice. This book is a long one from one of the best fantasy writers out there.
Stories of your life and Others, by Ted Chiang
This is a short story compilation from one of the best. Ted Chiang know how to set a mood. Story of your Life was the story that the movie Arrival was based on.
The Quantum Ghost, by Jonathan Ballagh
A fun read that will make you think about reality in a different way. Mr. Ballagh is a very talented writer.
Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus #1, by Daniel Arthur Smith, and various authors.
I am not just choosing this one because my story Float is in it. This first Canyons Omnibus is chock full of entertaining stories that seemed to have been made for lounging by the pool. Pool? Did somebody say Pool?
The Pool, by Ernie Howard
I did choose this one because it’s my book, and hey. It’s pretty good!
Six String, by Stefan Bolz
Mr. Bolz main character will hook you into her plight. Make sure you wear lots of sunscreen, because you will lose track of time and get one heck of a sunburn when you read this.
Writer’s Block, by Hank Garner
When Hank isn’t doing his successful podcast, he is writing about a guy and his magical typewriter. I recommend this one for a nice evening on the lake.
I wish you pleasant nights and awesome reading. Have a good summer, and be sure to sign up for my newsletter here.