Time for a Sun Lounger and a Good Book.

Summer Reading Whilst Waiting for the Ski Season to Start

Chapter Two: I Think I Fell in Love with You.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: a band with a magnetic force were perhaps once hourly paid factory workers.

The days are already getting shorter and the number of days until the next ski season is less than the number of days since the last one, but it still seems a long way off. As skiers we have to try to embrace the summer, indulge in a little time by the pool and stick our heads into a good book.

If a copy of the ‘Where to Ski & Snowboard Guide’ and a well thumbed edition of the Warren Miller autobiography are your default bedtime reading options, here are a few alternatives. There is no shortage of recommendations and lists for the best summer reading out there; so here are a few.

Ten Books Every Skier Should Read this Summer

Breaking you in gently, here is the list from Powder magazine. It mostly comprises personal accounts of epic trips or lifetimes spent in the mountains.

  • Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits by Kit DesLauriers
  • White Planet: A Mad Dash through Modern Global Ski Culture by Leslie Anthony
  • Night Driving: The Invention of the Wheel and Other Blues by Dick Dorworth
  • Freedom Found: My Life Story by Warren Miller and Andy Bigford
  • Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs by Robert Cocuzzo
  • God of Skiing by Peter Kray
  • DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow by Porter Fox
  • Northland by Porter Fox
  • Will You Believe In Me? A Story About Skiing and Friendship by Matt Sterbenz and Ingrid Ochoa
  • Deep Powder Snow: Forty-Years of Ecstatic Skiing, Avalanches, and Earth Wisdom by Dolores LaChapelle

Twenty Two Books you Should Read this Summer

I reckon Time magazine’s list is a bit ambitious for most of us. It claims to be a list of the best books to read this summer, from riveting novels to conversation-starting nonfiction.

Best Sellers in Holiday Fiction

For a lighter read, both in terms of brain strain and luggage allowance, check out the top reads on Amazon Kindle.

The Best Books you have Never Read

Summer or not, Waterstones have a bucket list of books we should all read in this lifetime.

Award Winning Books of 2018

The year isn’t over yet and more books will get added to this list from BookBub, so you best get started now.

The New Richard and Judy Book Club

Richard and Judy want to get us reading, thinking and talking about exciting new stories.

If Still Nothing Takes Your Fancy

You’ll have subscribe to next season’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard magazine and wait until October when the first edition comes out!

pop trivia: ‘Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ released ‘Everyday I Write the Book’ from the album ‘Punch the Clock’ in 1983; it reportedly took Elvis just ten minutes to write.

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