According to the literature enthusiast, the summer season is the ideal time to expand one’s horizons and to take advantage of the longer daylight hours to really become engrossed in a work of literature that is completely new and unique. Readers who are unfamiliar with the work of Eastern European authors might enjoy Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita,” while those interested in exploring the literature of Scandinavia might pick up a copy of Knut Hansum’s “Hunger.”
While these specific recommendations certainly represent excellent literary options, summertime readers should keep in mind how important it is to support local bookstores and libraries whenever possible. When seeking advice on summertime literature, there is often no better place to find guidance than from those working at a local bookstore. A brief conversation regarding favorite authors and cherished books with the passionate readers one typically finds in a bookstore may lead to the discovery of new books a summertime reader may have never otherwise discovered.