Summer Book Recommendations

May 23, 2018


Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
Caraval – Stephanie Garber
Rose Blood – A.G. Howard
The Young Elites – Marie Lu
The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
City of Bones – Cassandra Claire
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
Vicious – V. E. Schwab
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
This Savage Song – V.E. Schwab
The Marked Girl – Lindsey Klingele
The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen
Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Science Fiction

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Legend – Marie Lu
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Warcross – Marie Lu
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Flowers of Algernon – Daniel Keyes
Matched – Ally Condie
Control – Lydia Kang
Reboot – Amy Tintera
Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
Infomocracy – Malka Older
The Angel Experiment – James Patterson
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Ender’s Shadow – Orson Scott Card
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
The Host – Stephanie Meyer
The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
Zenith – Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings

Historical Fiction

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
And I Darken – Kiersten White
Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark T. Sullivan
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Atonement – Ian McEwan
The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
11/22/63 – Stephen King
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
Circe – Madeline Miller
The Hellfire Club – Jake Tapper
The Alice Network – Kate Quinn
We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee


When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
Everything, Everything – Nicole Yoon
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult
Looking for Alaska – John Green
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green, David Levithan
Turtle All the Way Down – John Green
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
The Sun Is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
Eliza and Her Monster – Francesa Zappia
The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson
Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
Kill the Boy Band – Godly Moldavsky
Something in Between – Melissa de la Cruz


Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Emma – Jane Austen
1984 – George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham
The Scarlet Letter – Nathan Hawthorne
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
Slaughterhouse – Kurt Vonnegut
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
Before I Go to Sleep – S.J. Watson
The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlum
Killing Floor – Lee Child
The Shining – Stephen King
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
It – Stephen King
The President is Missing – James Patterson and Bill Clinton
The Girl Before – Tony Strong
Camino Island – John Grisham
Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King
The Cuban Affair – Nelson Demille
End Game – David Baldacci
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena
Are You Sleeping – Kathleen Barber

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One Response to “Summer Book Recommendations”

  1. Mr. Maerzke on August 20th, 2018 2:25 pm

    This is a great list. My wife and I just read Cuckoo’s Calling. It was definitely a slow burn, but if you can stick with all the police procedural paperwork, the story really pays off in the end.

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