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.


Clara Parkes

This summer I’ll be finishing writing a book of essays, which requires a different part of my brain than my previous books have. To cleanse my palette between chapters, I’ll be alternating between good old-fashioned whodunnits (Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret are my heroes) and cookbooks, the butterier the better