Summer Reading List

Beach reading, Scholar style

Photo by Joseph "Jofish" Kaye
Photo by Joseph "Jofish" Kaye


Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson, recommended by Bruce Falconer

Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury, recommended by Margaret Foster

The Professor’s House, by Willa Cather, recommended by Anne Matthews

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, recommended by Patricia O’Toole

The Melendy Family, by Elizabeth Enright, recommended by Anne Matthews

Aleck Maury, Sportsman, by Caroline Gordon, recommended by Sudip Bose

The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt, recommended by Brenda Wineapple

Portrait Inside My Head, by Phillip Lopate, recommended by Ann Beattie

Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, recommended by Brenda Wineapple

A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean, recommended by Margaret Foster

Next Life Might Be Kinder, by Howard Norman, recommended by Ann Beattie

The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War, by Michael Shaararecommended by Bruce Falconer

Twilight at Mac’s Place by Ross Thomas, recommended by Robert Wilson

Stoner, by John Williams, recommended by Sudip Bose

What I’m Going to Do, I Think by Larry Woiwode, recommended by Robert Wilson


What are your favorite summertime books? Leave your recommendations in a comment below.


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Our Editors include Sudip Bose, Bruce Falconer, Stephanie Bastek, Jayne Ross, and Ellie Eberlee.


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