Is ‘summer reading’ a cliche?

    Theres no better summer pastime is than to spend those extra daylight hours nose-deep in a book. Or is there? Is the “summer reading list” a cliché? Tell us about your summer reading habits.

    We’re knee-deep in summer, folks. And what better pastime is there than to spend those extra daylight hours nose-deep in a book.

    It’s the time of year when bookish people — public radio fans, for example — like to make book recommendations and listen to smart, erudite people talk about good reads. It’s a time, between trips down the shore and leisurely afternoons in the park, to catch up on that stack of books that’s been piling up all year long. 

    Or is it?

    Is our notion of a “summer reading list” a cliché? Do people actually read more in the summer? Do you have the time?

    Tell us in the comments below.

    For the next eight weeks, NewsWorks Tonight is going to be talking to WHYY staffers about their relationships with summer reading — from brand-new books to classic; novels and short stories to non-fiction; serious literature to guilty pleasure.

    In the meantime, tell us about your summer reading habits.

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