I could think of nothing better than reading a good book. I usually read a book a month, but there’s just something about the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer that make us avid readers devour those pages even more.

And I often get asked about what I’m reading. So far, one of the best paperbacks I’ve read this year is Cutting for Stone by Ethiopian-born doctor Abraham Verghese. If you’re looking for a sweeping saga that’s filled with mind-blowing allegory and good storytelling, this is the book.

As we gear up for summer, I’m sure those of you who love books as much as I already have your eye on a few ‘must-reads.’ If you’re looking for recommendations, look no further than entertainment editor Debbie Baldwin’s compilation of Summer Reads—you’ll be sure to find something to spark your interest. We’ve also asked some staffers about what they’re reading.

Can you think of the last good book you read? Share it with us on facebook.com/laduenews or email me at editor@laduenews.com.