Summer Reading

When you were in middle and high school, did you groan whenever the teachers handed out the dreaded required summer reading list? Us, too. But now with busy schedules, summer vacations are the perfect time to catch up on some joy reading. Whether you like fiction or non, these lists will give you some ideas as to which books might quench your literary thirst on your upcoming vacation:

The New York Times Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction

1. The Storm by Clive Cussler

2. 11th Hour by James Patterson

3. Stolen Prey by John Sandford

4. Calico Joe by John Grisham

5. Deadlocked (from the Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris

The New York Times Bestsellers: Hardcover NonFiction

1. The Amateur by Edward Klein

2. It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell

3. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

4. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

5. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro’s Best Books of the Month: June 2012

1. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

2. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges

3. Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

5. The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual by Kristen Grind

6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

7. The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattachary

8. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

9. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Steve Friedman

10. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

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