Here's this book I've been dying waiting to read. The Rise & Fall of Great Powers came out today. I read The Imperfectionists while in that limbo waiting to go to Scotland and just felt warm and fuzzy and real. I've since heard Tom Rachman is an asshole, but I still think he's hot.
Apparently, even though this new book is weightier, he's still hot (according to the Washington Post) his "impish wit." And there's Wales.
For this and more summer reading, check this out.