What’s Your Best Beach Read?

Follow-up questions: Is it really a beach read — a tome fit for vacation, if you will? Something you really enjoy reading? Talk with young adults about what they’re reading this summer. Share this reflection from NPR contributor Amanda Katz about some of the summer’s most popular reads. You might also invite them to take a listen to these Busted Halo® Casts (part one, part two) about one of the, um, hottest books of the summer — 50 Shades of Grey. And consider organizing a book (or e-book) swap among young adults!

  • What types of books do you like to read on vacation? (Ask young adults to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down recommendation.)
  • Have any of them been helpful for your personal spiritual journey? Did they say something to you about your faith?
  • Is anyone reading 50 Shades? How would they answer the question, “Is it a sin to read 50 Shades of Grey?”

Take a look at this Step-by-Step Program for recommendations for starting your own young adult book club.