The Procrastinator’s Summer Reading List 2012: Fantastic Fiction

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” 

― Oscar Wilde

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How do you gauge the success of your summer? By tan lines and freckles? By the intensity of a summer romance? Or by the dent you made in your summer reading list? Tans and romance fade, but a good reading list, well, that keeps you bright. There’s just enough light left for the end-of-summer procrastinator’s reading list. Here are the fiction reads you don’t want to miss.

  1. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  2. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
  3. The Red House by Mark Haddon
  4. Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
  5. Inside by Alix Ohlin
  6. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  7. Home by Toni Morrison
  8. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter
  9. Aleph by Paulo Coelho
  10. Evel Knievel Days by Pauls Toutonghi
  11. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt