I think I am going to re-read Pimp the Story of My life by Iceberg Slim this summer.
On my list of fun summer reading includes Tolstoy's War and Peace then the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky since I enjoyed Crime and Punishment so much, some Camus- but only in the original (traductions are so lame, n'est-ce pas? btw I am highly disappointed that you are taking the easy way out reading Wretched of the Earth, Les DamnÚs de la terre is where it is at, the purest Fanon is the most abstract) then I figured I might as well delve into Dante's Inferno given what a crappy summer I would have had. y'all wrong. I was expecting to hear Francis Ray et al.
As much as I love Camus, Fanon, and Sarte, I wouldn't consider any of it fun summer reading. Stimulating, but not the fun, light-hearted stuff I'm looking to escape with before diving into lawschool. I'd also agree that it's all much better in French. Too bad, I spent more time learning to read French than speak it. I can't speak a word of it. I wish they'd put out another Shopaholic book. Now that's the sort of relaxing thing I'm looking for before LS.