Classes are ending, vacations are being planned, and whether or not you can afford to get the Hell out of Dodge, a good book can always serve as a nice mental escape. Here are our top five books to read this summer -- preferably by a pool. With a margarita.
5. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler Why it's on our reading list:
This book chronicling the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn't have come at a better time, especially for those anticipating the film adaptation of the Great Gatsby, those who enjoyed the film, A Midnight in Paris, or those who just finished reading the Paris Wife, a novel by Paula Mclain chronicling the early Paris years of Hemingway's life as told from the perspective of his first wife, Hadley. This fictional account details the romance, glamour and drama of a woman whose own life was a story worth telling.