Are you ready for a summer holiday? We asked Lisa Byrom, Agave Magazine's Reader, and Emily Fleischer, our Editor-at-Large: Art & Photography, what's on their reading lists for the long hot months of 2016.
Lisa: "I'm currently being a good Canadian reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Then I'm planning to read The Light Between Two Oceans by M.L. Stedman and Cotton by Christopher Wilson. I'll re-read The BFG by Roald Dahl because of the movie coming out and it was my all time favourite book growing up. After that, I'll try to find something interesting/local while vacationing in Australia this summer."
Emily: "I will admit that I started off my summer reading with Stephanie Meyer's Twilight saga. As Buffy the Vampire Slayer's number one fan, I feel obligated to keep tabs on all teen vampire angst and therefore live in a constant state of disappointment with the genre. Don't mess with perfection. If you're still reading this, and feel like I still have a shred of credibility left, then I'd like to recommend my new most favorite author ever, Caitlin Moran. How To Be A Woman, and her second book, How To Build A Girl, should be mandatory reading for every woman and their college-ageish daughter. After returning How To Be A Woman to the library, I wandered over to the new releases where a book with a cut-out clock face and glowing green lettering caught my attention. The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley seems good so far--three pages in. The exterior of the book also has a smooth, satin-like finish which makes me happy."
In case you're looking for a few more recommendations to round out your summer reading, Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro has some suggestions, too!