It's summer time and the living is…easy? Not quite. We know that unless you've chosen a career in academics, you're likely toiling away your summers at the office, with a much needed long weekend, vacation, or staycation here and there. And while you'll no doubt be sipping mojitos with loved ones there's another way to fill in your non-work hours: engaging your gray matter in stories and information that take you to another time, another city, or teach you something new and exotic. Here's our short, yet all important, list of summer books that are perfect for the activities you have planned once the warm weather hits.