100°F out.

In honor of the breathing-through-a-wet-towel-like heat outside today, here is a summer playlist.

1. Arctic Rhino - Bomba de Luz (this band is still in highschool) 2.  Dance to Another Tune - First Aid Kit 3. To a Poet - First Aid Kit 4. Early In the Morning, I'll Come Calling - James Vincent McMorrow 5. We Move Lightly - Dustin O'Halloran 6. The Wave - Miike Snow 7. To the Desert - Branches 8. Going Home - Branches 9. Sun and Moon - Branches (What would the sun and moon say to each other if they fell in love?) 10. Ho Hey - The Lumineers 11. Wandering Star - Policia 12. Slip Away - Josh Garrels 13. Animal Tracks - Mountain Man 14. Father Hear the Prayer We Offer - Page CXVI

Also, here are some books to read if you've never read them. I've just now gotten over the I'm not reading anything because school's over and I don't have to naa naa naa naaaa  hump. If you're where I was at, bewildered and shocked, still plastered with all the writing and books you've had to take in via homework in the last nine months, you're probably just now coming around the bend. If you're currently dazed and wondering what to read, here are some options. These five have changed how I look at the world in little pieces and bits.

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 2. Victory Over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson 3. The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard 4.  The Essential Rumi by Rumi 5. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis