Summer Readz: A Short List

Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die—Musings From The Road, by Willie Nelson: I'm gonna put this on my nightstand and pick it up now and then when I want to be told a little bedtime story that—before it really gets anywhere—always seems to disperse into a cloud of weedsmoke.

This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz: A book of nine short stories by this magnif Dominican-American writer concerning such summery topics as love and sex and obsession and stuff.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle—A Year Of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver: I love me some Kingsolver. Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees are so, so good. The desert! Take me there! Aaanyway, this one's a non-fiction, all about how she and her family "abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it." I like food. I'm intrigued.