With this unusual spring, it should be easy to get into the spirit of summer reading. What's on your list? What do you hope to read this summer, or re-read? What do you recommend to friends who are going up to the lake?

Send your recommendations -- with a brief explanation as to why -- to Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Av. S., Mpls, 55488 or to lhertzel@ Please include your full name and your address. We'll run your suggestions with our summer reading package on June 3.