You hand out reading lists to your students every summer, but when was the last time you made one for yourself? Summer is the most opportune time to start something new, and there are so many books to read! Regardless of your genre preferences, you probably have some catching up to do. Here are some ideas to get a head start on your summer reading list, based on great online reviews:
These are the summer staples: feel-good, often romantic and humorous, that are light and breezy, just like the perfect beach day’s weather.
Don’t slip down the summer slide where you stop learning just because school’s out! Summer is a great time to learn something new or see things from a different perspective.
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
by Rick Rubin
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
by Edith Holden
Sometimes we’re busier than expected during the summer. The solution? Short stories. Get engrossed in a selection of stories just as compelling as full novels.
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
by Z.Z Packer
Death in Midsummer
Maybe light and breezy isn’t your thing. Maybe you’re looking for a little more excitement– maybe a little mystery– just like your favorite true crime podcast.
Our Share of the Night
by Nick Brooks
by Jinwoo Chong
Perfect for getting lost in another world.
A House with Good Bones
The Fifth Wound
We Are All So Good at Smiling
History buffs, these are for you. Or for anyone who binge-watches period pieces on the weekends.
The Unlocked Path
The Book of Eve
by Meg Clothier
A Dangerous Education
by Megan Chance
Stellar imagery, lyrical expression. Some of the most moving pieces you’ll read this summer.
Dyscalculia: A Love Story of Epic Miscalculation
The Home Child
by Liz Berry