Summer Reading Recommendations

Jun 27, 2017

Need recommendations for our Summer “Read for the Cycle” Challenge? Here’s what our community of readers recommend! Also check out the results of our Winter Reading Challenge for more recommendations: https://www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/168324-kaxe-kbxe-what-we-re-reading?page=1&per_page=200&utf8=%E2%9C%93&view=covers

Young Adult
-Wise Child- Monica Furlong
-Juniper - Monica Furlong
-Williwaw - Tom Bodett
-The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson
-The Night Bookmobile- Audrey Niffeneger
-Missing May - Cynthia Rylant
-Anne of Green Gables
-Little House on the Prairie series
-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
-Harry Potter Series
-Heidi
-The Hobbit
-All the Bright Places -- Jennifer Niven
-The Sun is Also a Star -- Nicola Yoon
-The Queen of the Tearling series -- Erika Johansen
-Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone series -- Leigh Bardugo
-Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
-We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
-Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig.
-Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
-The Serpent King
-Goodbye Days
-All American Boys
-The Hate U Give
-American Street
-Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
-Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio
-The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz
-The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach
-Madeleine L'Engle's "Austin Chronicles

Mystery/Thriller
-The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
-Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
-Gods in Alabama - Joshilyn Jackson
-Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters
-The Cork O'Connor series by William Kent Krueger
-CJ Box
-Brian Freeman
-Dr. Siri Paiboun series by Colin Cotterill
-Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Non-Fiction
-The Innocent Man – John Grisham
-Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
-Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - Alexandra Fuller
-Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness - Alexandra Fuller
-The Tender Bar - J.R. Moehringer
-Hamlet's Dresser - Bob Smith
-Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
-Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times - Jennifer Worth
-The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life - Jasmin Darznik
-Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped Hide the Frank Family - Miep Gies & Alison Leslie Gould
-The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son - Rupert Isaacson
-The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
-The Liar's Club - Mary Karr
-Lights on a Ground of Darkness - Ted Kooser
-The Porch Sofa Almanac: On Being Minnesotan - Peter Smith
-The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means - Jeff Yeager
-Living the Quaker Way: Discovering the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life - Phillip Gulley (a book for everyone, feels secular)
-Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
-In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed - Carl Honoré
-Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
-A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
-River of Doubt" by Candace Millard
-Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen
    
General fiction
-The Shadow of the Wind, a literary novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
-Once in Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik    
-Go set a watchman – Harper Lee
-The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown    
-Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney
-Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
-Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
-The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach
-Today will be different – Maria Semple
-Room – Emma Donoghue
-Hag-Seed – Margaret Atwood
-Wintering – Peter Geye
-The art of racing in the rain – Garth Stein