What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Summer's almost here, and we're all plotting what to read. We'll be sharing our (very) official mental_floss reading list later this month, but in the meantime, why don't you tell us what's on your list? (We may include some of your suggestions/comments on our list, too.)

2. What was the greatest summer of your life? If "greatest" is too hard to quantify, was there one summer that stands out for being so very different from all the others?

3. I loved reading about ways the Make-A-Wish Foundation has touched your lives under yesterday's article on offbeat wishes. If you've got a story about another charity that made an impact on your life, we'd love to hear about it.

4. I was lucky enough to see Conan O'Brien at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday with my wife, who's five-months pregnant. I don't foresee us getting to a whole lot of comedy shows once English Baby #2 arrives, but perhaps we'll get our humor fill via comedy albums. Any recommendations? (We will be back at Radio City this fall to catch Yo Gabba Gabba Live Featuring Biz Markie. Who's with me?)

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