Mothers, Dogs, Trees, Dystopias, Beach Cottages | What We’re Reading & Watching

Some weepy and not-weepy blurbs from current and former LJ staffers for this week’s “What We’re Reading & Watching.” Also moms, dogs, fear and prejudice, Evil Dead movies, and a talking tree.

Warm Nostalgia: Revisiting Summer Settings | Reader’s Shelf

Beach House Memories

A socialite finds love at last, a young outsider finds a new identity, a band of high schoolers transition to adulthood, and a family discovers home is a place filled with magic, peculiar characters, and love