Summer Reading from the List-aholic


It’s time for summer reading — even for Bill Gates.  On his Gates Notes blog, Gates offers the 5 Summer Reads on his list.  There are two on the list that I have on my “must read” list — Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and A Full Life by Jimmy Carter.

One of my favorite lists is the Young Adult Library Association’s annual publication of the Teen Top Ten.   It’s a teen choice list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite titles. The teens have never failed to disappoint me with their choices.

From the BookBub Facebook page comes Your Ultimate Beach Reading List for the Fourth of July.  I am currently reading The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand and read If Not For You by Debbie Macomber in April.  All the titles are light, entertaining, and great books to read while lounging by the pool or on the beach.

Also by the Young Adult Library Association comes a list of the 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.  One title on the list I personally recommend is March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.  The title won the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

If you have younglings in the house, keep them turning pages with the Ultimate Summer Reading List for 3 to 5-Year-olds.  Two notables on the list worth singling out are We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio and Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman.  The list is by Read Brightly, a 2017 Webby-nominated site.

What can we change in a single generation?  That is the theme of the 2017 UC Berkeley Summer Reading List for New Students.  This year’s list is quite eclectic and includes Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording and one of my personal favorites, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

From the New York Times comes Books to Breeze Through This Summer.  Although I have heard of all the titles on the list, I have not read any of them.  I am looking forward to diving into this list!

More lists to come.  In the meantime, enjoy reading this summer.