Reading List for a Heatwave

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich


It’s hot outside, folks… have you noticed? I polled the Rioters and got some good suggestions on what to read when you can’t take the heat. There was a resounding call to read books that are set in cold weather. So, here’s to tricking our brains a little. (Be sure to add to the list if you have suggestions as this is, obviously, not a comprehensive list).

  • The Terror by Dan Simmons
  • Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavlier and Clay AND The Yiddish Policemen’s Union both by Michael Chabon
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis
  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
  • The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) by Jo Nesbø


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