11 Summer Reads from Your Fellow Wake-Up Callers

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing was my best read in quite some time!” – Virginia

“I am really enjoying Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I am just about to finish it  — and it’s one of those books you don’t want to end!” – Nicole 

“Beautifully written and as a resident of the South Carolina lowcountry (even though takes place in North Carolina), reminds me of childhood meanderings through the marshes and beaches here. Love this book!!” – Suzanne

The Library Book, Susan Orlean
“I couldn’t put down The Library Book by Susan Orlean, and I would read it again. It talked about how libraries were part of our communities and their importance to us, as well as a mystery of a particular event.” – Sonia

Summer of ‘69, Elin Hilderbrand
“A good fast beach read.” – Carin

“I really enjoyed Summer of ‘69. Happy reading and be sure to support our wonderful independent booksellers!” – Mary

“I loved Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand! She incorporates the many events of that summer into the fictional story and as most of her books are, it is set on the island of Nantucket. A great summer read!” – Diane

The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See
“It’s a book about… ‘women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children.’  Amazing book that I couldn’t put down.” – Lisa

Best. State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland, Dave Barry
“Absolutely laugh out loud book.” – Greg

Educated, Tara Westover
The story is so compelling that I had difficulty starting another book. I wanted to know so much more about Tara Westover.” – Christine

This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel
“I LOVED This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. So much so that I think it should be required reading for Middle or High Schoolers!” – Jackie 

City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
“My favorite book of the season. Fun, light, dark and deep – all at the same time! I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – LA 

A Woman is No Man, Etaf Rum
“Such a powerful story with very few happy moments – sometimes you need a heavy, but important read!” – Aimee

Doing Justice, Preet Bharara
“What an awesome book.  Not only about the rule of law (which I’ve always had an interest in) but as a manager of a wide range of people it has given me insight to new management skills. And we are the same age Katie ?.  So it’s possible to teach an old dog new tricks.” – Jeanne 

The Billion Dollar WhaleTom Wright & Bradley Hope
“Fantastic read about Jho Low, a Malaysian, who went to Wharton B-school and swindled billions of dollars from investors, Goldman, Credit Suisse, and governments.”  – Margaret