The Deep Dive

My Summer of Reading

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S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

Maybe you heard that I’ve recently been struggling to restart my reading habits. Well, this summer I intend to move the dial with the help of some worthwhile sacrifices and some promising reads. The last time I dealt with a slump, it was about vibes more than major life events, and the book fairies must’ve been with me when I decided to turn it around. I ended up haphazardly selecting (I won’t pretend you could describe my process as curation) a few books that ended up being just what the doctor ordered. I surprised myself by blazing through a stack of page-turners in no time after months spent without any desire to pick up a book.

I’m hoping to recreate that magic this season, capitalizing on longer days and summer lulls. But really it’s all about the books, so here’s what I chose to kick my reading back into gear, and why I chose each title:

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There you have it, and let the summer of reading commence! What’s on your reading list? Let me know in the comments.


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