First I read the LA Times summer reading guide. Then I read a similar section from the Chicago Tribune. Then I realized there isn't enough xanax in the world to get me through the books in those two guides. Talk about depressing, gloomy offerings. Summer reading should be playful, right? I mean, who wants to spend their beach vacation reading about a child-molesting priest who joins a fringe cult during World War Two and discovers he's infertile? (That is a mash-up of just about every logline I read this morning. Told ya, depressing and gloomy.)
So I guess I have to make my own summer reading guide. Help. Me. What is the most fun and entertaining book you've read this year so far? On a laugh-o-meter between 1 (slight lip movement) and 10 (laughing too hard to keep reading), where does it rate?