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Summer for kids may mean no more teachers and no more books, but you're an adult. And reading is fun-damental. Plus, as a grown-up of legal age, you can flip the pages of your favorite paperback with a cold glass of sangria or a frosty beer.
We're pretty sure you won't need help finding your favorite beverage, but in the spirit of summer literacy, our FindLaw staff offered these 10 summer reads:
- "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett -- Consumer Legal Manager Jeffrey Davis likens it to "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones" was cool.
- "The Professor and the Madman" by Simon Winchester -- Consumer Blogs Senior Writer Christopher Coble recommends this retelling of the two men responsible for the Oxford English Dictionary.
- "Henry II" by W. L. Warren -- Direct to Consumer Product Manager Jeff Yano recommends this scholarly look at the life of the enigmatic titular monarch.
- "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler -- Core Content Senior Writer Anne O'Donnell thinks you'll enjoy this funny and insightful piece from SNL and "Parks and Recreation" comedian Amy Poehler.
- "Tales of the Jazz Age" by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Direct to Consumer Team Lead Gabriella Khorasanee offers this collection of Fitzgerald's short stories, including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for poolside reading.
- "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief" by Lawrence Wright -- Core Content Team Lead Corey Licht offers up this investigative look into Scientology and its inner workings.
- "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel -- Direct to Consumer Product Manager Brett Snider (me) recommends this post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel about plagues and comic books.
- "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon -- Legal Professional Blogs Senior Writer Casey Sullivan suggests this somewhat cheesy mystery/coming-of-age novel for beach reading.
- "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr -- Social and Community Team Lead Laura Strachan just finished reading this Pulitzer Prize winner about a chance encounters in Nazi-occupied France.
- "Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir" by Jamie Brickhouse -- Core Content Senior Writer Gina Scialabba recommends this darkly funny memoir from a man who once did voiceover work for "Beavis and Butthead."
Hopefully this list will keep your literacy muscles pumped while you kick back this summer.