PEOPLE’s Summer Reading Picks

The latest of the summer reading picks comes from People magazine (the list is not currently online so we created a spreadsheet with ordering details, People Summer Reading, 2016).

Even in the face of all the seasonal titles offered thus far, People manages to find three titles not featured by the others, a novel, a YA title, and a work of nonfiction:

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The Children, Ann Leary (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press; Macmillan Audio; OverDrive Sample). People says the blended family story is “Great fun” and follows what happens when a new fiancée is added to the family mix , “who may not be all she seems.”

Highly Illogical Behavior, John Corey Whaley’s YA title (PRH/Dial Books; Listening Library; OverDrive Sample) tells the story of a child with agoraphobia who might be cured by a “know-it-all with control issues” classmate. People says it is “Tender and funny.”

In the Darkroom, Susan Faludi (Macmillan/Metropolitan; OverDrive Sample) is a timely memoir about transgender. People says that Faludi offers a “fascinating” exploration of her father’s sex-reassignment surgery and his effect on her life.

Also featured are titles that have appeared on many other lists:

The Girls by Emma Cline — this one has become the consensus “must read” of the summer. On nearly every summer preview to date,  it is People‘s lead title.

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson,

You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein,

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

See our catalog for a running list of all summer picks. Links to each of the summer previews are in the column to the right.

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