To me, summer means reading. My pick at the moment is Life Class by Pat Barker. It's enjoyable so far. I only wish I could read more than three pages before falling asleep at night. It's tough getting old!
In the car we are listening to The Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillio. I would recommend any of her books. All are wonderful!
Lastly, if you are looking for a really great read aloud for upper elementary (especially boys) try Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It has been around for ages but catches the reader's or listener's interest immediately! It was a favorite of mine to read when I was teaching.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!