Summer Reading: A List of Book Lists

With our first ever HSL Book Club just around the corner, we’ve been talking a lot about reading lately (also, we are a library). In case the subject matter of our inaugural book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, isn’t your cup of tea, we have lists of other summer reading picks for you this week. Check out the links below to peruse summer reading lists compiled by those in the know so you can pick the titles you want to read. Hurry, summer goes by fast! So head to the library, check out a lounge chair, park yourself on the Tavistock Green, and enjoy some leisure reading.

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1. Real Simple
Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

This came out last year, but it’s still worth a read! Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

The magazine that wants to help you simplify your life brings you these leisure reading picks, all recommended by notable authors and other experts in the field.

Your Ultimate Summer Reading List


2. Gates Notes

Did you know that Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates, from Microsoft fame) is famously known for reading over 50 books a year? Here is his summer 2016 reading list!

Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List


3. Goodreads

Goodreads, the experts in all things books, is always a go-to resource for reading lists. These titles may be meant for school reading, but the list contains so many classics—as well as guilty-pleasure young adult reads—that it is worth checking out.

Popular Summer Reading List Books


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling

We’re suckers for Harry Potter stuff. Pre-order this new edition to the Potter Universe now on Amazon! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling

Of course Amazon is in on the book list game, too. After all, they started as an online book seller. The best part about Amazon’s list? You can read their list and purchase your book (in print or as an e-book) with one click.

Summer Reading


5. NPR

NPR’s Nancy Pearl is my favorite resource for those hidden gems you just don’t hear about anywhere else. This is her 2015 list of “under-the-radar reads.”

Beyond The Best-Sellers: Nancy Pearl Recommends Under-The-Radar Reads

Happy reading from all of us!

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