For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What's on your summer reading list?” Click on the pictures for their answers and links to their websites.


Elizabeth McCarten

Is it a weakness to enjoy romance novels? I hope not, since I have a fondness for well-written works of that genre. Having read all of Jane Austen and most of Georgette Heyer, I’m looking forward to Harvard-educated Julia Quinn’s A Night Like This. I thoroughly enjoy her witty and touching regency-era novels, which dispel the myth that smart women don’t read or write romance. Perfect summer cottage reading!