Here are the 5 ways to stay sharp over the summer: READ, read, read, read and READ! It almost doesn't matter what you read, but here are some ideas 1) A novel, any kind as long as it makes you want to keep turning/swiping the page. Detective story, romance, historical fiction, you choose 2) A newspaper. Try an editorial to stretch your mind. Look up any words you don't recognize. 3) A memoir. Lots of famous people today are writing about themselves. Find one you're curious about. 4) A long email from a friend. Write about the great things you're doing and the not so great things too. The only thing better than reading over the summer is writing over the summer!