I am home from the beach with a burnt scalp (I generously applied sunscreen every day and then end up burning my scalp. Aye.) and some books and magazines crossed off my To Read List. Coincidentally, two of the books that I read were memoirs about homeless parents. In Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn—who worked in a homeless shelter– comes face to face with his father’s homelessness, life, and demons. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls looks at the powerful yet heartbreaking story of Walls’ family as her parents collide into homelessness and the children try to save themselves and each other. I’ll hit the beach again in August for another short vacation and then a couple days at surf camp (for an article I am writing) so I am looking for reading suggestions for the trip. What’s the best book you have read in the last year or two? And, because you might be looking for some suggestions, too, here are a few books I have read in the last year that might interest you: Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Dry by Augusten Burroughs, and The Glass Castle.