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The secret to making summer last a little longer...
We’re all turning our attention to fall with its football games and sweater weather, but in some places, there are a few more drops of sun to be wrung out. Take one more trip with these late summer book recommendations.
The Book: A Sport and a Pastime
This is a sexy book. The kind you’d read carefully while making sure the person in the pool chair next to you isn’t sneaking a peek.
Phillip Dean is an Ivy League dropout running on the fumes of credit his charisma affords him. Anne-Marie is a local shopgirl whose rare beauty begs to be lifted out of her hometown. Our only way in is the viewpoint of a sexually frustrated third party. What could go wrong?
Where to? The South of France
The Book: Call Me by Your Name
The book is set on the coast of Italy while the film adaptation moves us north and inland. Why not have both and enjoy Elio and Oliver’s furtive young romance at the peak of summer peach season?
Where to? The best of Italy, a view of the sea from your lush courtyard
The Sun Also Rises
Hear me out on this one. I, too, have been trading in dead white men for the vibrant work of my diverse contemporaries. And it’s no secret that Hemingway was a first-class ass. Still, this is a book that you can only read in the summer, and for that, I include it here.
For me, it’s the depiction of the pace of life and decision-making when you’re on a true summer holiday. The way a cup of coffee meanders into an afternoon drive followed by a cocktail with the newspaper.