By Deb A.
It's official: it's summertime. Here are the books that will, like sunscreen, be our close companions over the next couple of months. What will you be reading?
Founder and Editor Ariana will be reading through submissions and revisiting issues of Agave Magazine, but also looks forward to finally finishing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Paul Bailey's The Prince's Boy, both of which have made a semi-permanent home on her nightstand and are collecting dust.
Contributing Editor (Literature) Linda has pledged to finally read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, after years of promising her super-fan wife that she would do so. Unable to resist a new Judy Blume book, she'll be reading In the Unlikely Event, along with Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely, since she likes to read at least one book each summer that can give her insight into what's at the core of social/new media trends. Rounding out her reading list are Mia Alvar's In the Country: Stories and Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr.
Blog Manager Deb will be poring over the fascinating Public Abstraction in preparation for a post-vacation interview with editor Vlado Velkov. She's also excited to finish up Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century and L.M. Montgomery's Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables. (Guess which one is her daughter's bedtime story.)
Editor-at-Large (Art + Photography) Emily is excited to slowly re-read a new favourite book, Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern. This gem was found in a $1.99 clearance bin around the holidays and became an instant family classic. She is also working on her (signed!) copy of Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates, and The Whole Shebang, by Timothy Ferris.
Business Manager Grant is fully entrenched in courses for Wharton Business School's online MBA in addition to working full-time, and so his reading consists of whatever is required course reading, the New York Times, and nightly bedtime stories.
And finally, something that should be on everyone's reading list: Elizabeth, a debut poetry volume by Pushcart Prize-nominated poet Charlie Baylis.
Happy reading from the Agave Magazine team!
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