National Public Radio has been featuring advice for summer reading on several of its programs recently. For fans awaiting the next Harry Potter book, Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl has been on Morning Edition recommending adventure books that both young and old readers will enjoy. Alan Cheuse has been commenting on fiction, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction on All Things Considered. Long time anchor Susan Stanberg has admitted that she is now reading “bodice rippers,” and foreign correspondent Alan Watson has discussed comic books. Critics from Talk of the Nation and listeners of all the programs have been submitting recommendations.
NPR is posting all this summer reading advice at its website Summer Reading 2005. For the website, food blogger Heidi Swanson lists new cookbooks and John Kelly, founding editor of KidsPost at the Washington Post, recommends “A Cure for Kids’ Summer Reading Doldrums.” There are ideas for nearly any reader. Be ready to make your own list.