A summer reading list that pulls no punches

This compilation may be more valuable for telling you which books to avoid, saving you time to enjoy all those other books.

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It’s summer; reading list season. Beware. While you have extra time on your hands, it isn’t unlimited. I’ve read some bad and mediocre books so you don’t have to.

Wow. With the exception of the last two, I’m either becoming a harder critic (or extraordinarily grumpy) or someone needs to write another “The Nightingale.”

Or maybe a little of both.

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