Anderson Cooper was back in the anchor chair for an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.
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Anderson Cooper’s Summer Reading List
He loves fiction he can get lost in
“I’m not a big beachgoer,” Anderson Cooper confessed to AD, reflecting on his favorite pastimes at his home in seaside Trancoso, Brazil. But while he may not often lose himself in surf and sand, he does so regularly in the printed page. “The house is full of places to hunker down with a good book,” he says. “I love reading in one of the hammocks, which are set up in a kind of circle. Off the master bedroom, in the treehouse, I also love to sit on the veranda and read, occasionally looking up into the forest beyond and listening to monkeys call out somewhere in the distance.” So what’s keeping Cooper’s nose in a book these days? “I read so much news and information for work every day that when I read for pleasure I like to be totally transported to another time or place and become deeply involved with the characters,” he notes. “On television now I watch mostly hour-long dramas—series I can binge-watch and really lose myself in. That's what I look for in a book as well. I used to mainly read nonfiction, but now I want an escape and gravitate to fiction.”
Check out what’s on his summer reading list . . .
The Girls: A Novel (Random House) by Emma Cline
“I’m always interested in cults and this book—about a teen who joins a Manson-like cult in the 1960s—has gotten so much advance praise. I’m curious to see how it is.”
A Little Life (Doubleday) by Hanya Yanagihara
“I’ve read it once already and found it so moving. I was devastated when I finished it but want to read it again because I miss the characters.”
Before the Fall (Grand Central Publishing) by Noah Hawley
“I don’t read a lot of thrillers because I find real life scary enough, but I’ve read so much hype about this book, I can’t wait to lay in my hammock and see for myself.”
Brideshead Revisited (Back Bay Books) by Evelyn Waugh
“I recently rewatched the original Masterpiece Theatre production of it with Jeremy Irons. It’s been years since I read the book, and I want to read it again.”
The Andy Cohen Diaries Sequel (Henry Holt and Co.) by Andy Cohen
“Finally, my friend Andy Cohen is writing a sequel to his bestseller. He has promised me a copy of the manuscript before it is published later this year. His books are so funny, and he is one of the few authors who really make me laugh out loud.”