Oprah’s 2009 summer reading list

I ♥ reading in the summertime after lunch and before a little catnap with a tiny fan and a chilled glass of lemon aide.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water … Oprah’s July mag has a summer reading list with 25 choice picks or you could say “this summer’s 25 most riveting reads” if you were actually reading the July issue. And I’m just about ready to settle in and do just that — check out the best self tanners, Suze Orman’s “changing credit card policies,” how to travel and learn photography at the same time and “Adventures in Adult Sex Education.” See, I told you it would make you want to stay out of the water and read!

The first book on the list is “Let the Great World Sin” by Colum McCann and what follows is what the web site says about the book. Read  it and weep. It sounds like a great book.

It’s 1974, and a man is dancing on a tightrope between the towers of the World Trade Center—risky business, but as Colum McCann reveals in Let the Great World Spin (Random House), so is simply living day to day. This novel, with its web of disparate but connected characters—including a God-battered Irish monk, a swashbuckling prostitute, an artist with a guilty secret, a mother grieving her war dead—is an act of pure bravado, dizzying proof that to keep your balance you need to know how to fall.

First chapter: Read an excerpt from Let the Great World Spin
Reader’s Guide: Get questions for discussion for your book club

Of course they all sound incredible so log on, get your list and start reading sister.

Read on!