It's the dog days of summer, and my favorite way to beat the heat is to head to the neighborhood dog park. While my furry best friend races around, I like to find a shady spot to sit, watch and read.
Last night, as I scanned the park for an empty seat, I noticed I wasn't the only one with that idea.
While your poodle played tug-of-war with a pug, you were preparing for a potluck by checking out the tasty and trendy recipes in Bring It!
Your husky lounged in the kiddie pool while you got literary with Sing, Unburied, Sing, the poetic and ghostly tale of three generations of a Mississippi family recounted by multiple narrators.
Your chocolate lab basked at your feet while you gave yourself chills reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark, a true crime journalist's account of her search for the Golden State Killer. (Already read this one? Check out our If You Liked I'll Be Gone in the Dark booklist.)
And as your terrier napped beside you, you kept it spine-tingling cool with The Devil in the White City, a joint history of famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes.
Turns out, the dog park is a den of literary hounds!
What else are you reading, Chicago? Let us know in the comments.