Mostly because we're working on a show that challenges a summer tradition: the light-hearted beach reading list. We've got a whole lot of heavy, difficult reads that we think you should consider bringing on your next vacation instead. Stay tuned for those.
But to prepare for your new, challenging reading pile, we wanted to provide an opportunity to start anew. Look at that reading pile on your bed stand. What's on there? Why haven't you gotten to it yet?
If you need permission to let it go, you have our blessing. There are so many fantastic books to read, no sense in getting stuck on one you've assigned yourself.
But if you want to push through, to challenge yourself to actually read it this summer? That's also awesome. Reply back to let us know what you're reading — maybe we can add to our own pile!
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