I am spending a week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s my third season here, the third since I followed a group of friends down here and realized that lounging in a house that walks out onto an Atlantic Ocean beach is a good way to reconfigure your brain and read the books you’ve been meaning to read.

The Imperfectionists — Fantastic novel that’s more than its component vignettes. Extremely poignant for journalists.

Doctor Strange: The Oath — Brian K. Vaughn’s fun take on the character, which doubles as an origin story.

Chew (vols 1-3) — Surreal!