UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 23.
Is it just us or have our reading attention-spans gotten shorter? The gift of language is a precious one, people! So, to give props to the written word, we're bringing you our ultimate summer reading list. From an intellectually stimulating children's novel to poetry that'll make you laugh, and more serious tomes, too, these amazing picks would look perfectly at home on your bookshelf (or in your beach bag).