12 Great Books to Read With a Flower Behind Your Ear

If April 25th is the perfect date for layers, May is the perfect month for books: not too hot, not too cold, all you need’s a blanket for your butt, a tree to lean up against and something good to read, no bug spray or portable fan (that does nothing) required.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see what we’re skimming. Some of our recommendations are old, some are new, but of course, the list isn’t complete — tell us what you’re reading so we can all join in!

Photos by Edith Young.

Check out our other MR Book Club recommendations here: 10 Works of Black Literature America Needs Right Now, 11 Must-Read Books for Winter Hibernation, 12 Fall Recommendations and last year’s Guide to the Best Summer Beach Reads.

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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