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Summer Reading List

10 Best Lois Lowry: Classics From the Reigning Queen of YA

Oyster Books | Posted 08.15.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

With 45 books to her name, it's hard to pick just one favorite, so we're bringing you our top 10 Lois Lowry titles instead. Consider your childhood revisited.

What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The truth is that you can't force your kids to read. Or you can, if you want to raise kids who hate reading and avoid it at all costs. But you can inspire a love of reading.

11 Hot-Tempered Books For Hot Summer Days

Oyster Books | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

These summer reads are more spiked than sweet. Indulge in the seedier side of the season with our favorite hot-tempered page turners from Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Neil Gaiman, and more

Bits on the Beach

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Hours of my day as a professor and writer are spent reading onscreen. But when I know I'll want to reflect on what I have read, to read it again, and to have it stare back at me when I'm working in my study, I read in print.

13 Dark And Stormy Books

Oyster Books | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Psychosis, codependence, grief. Deviants, tempests, feuding lovers. We think the only thing better than a rum & ginger beer is sipping it while reading a Dark & Stormy book. Added bonus: unlike the rum, we bet you'll never run out of pages.

Successful Summer Reading In 6.5 Steps

Oyster Books | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Whether you're beach-bound or couch-bound this weekend, start the season off right. Need a book recommendation? Our Memorial Day reading list has got you covered.

My Unexpected Summer Adventure

Madelyn Chen | Posted 10.16.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

Past the cheesy tourist souvenirs and postcards from my travels, past the scrapbook pictures and fleeting memories, the library was the hallmark of my summer, the product of my labors and token of my adventures. How I spent my summer vacation.

A Book Is Better Than a Box of Chocolates

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Ralph Nader

Summer is an ideal season for jolting your mind into action by expanding your reading horizons. There are plenty of entertaining choices for your reading pleasure, but the following titles are ones that I have enjoyed.

O Magazine's 2013 Summer Reading List

Posted 07.15.2013 | OWN

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season...

'The Great Gypsy'?!

Posted 07.11.2013 | Books

Summer reading lists are a common thing for schools - but usually the books on the list actually exist. A list produced by a Long Island school di...

Three Insightful Books for Your Summer Reading List

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.30.2013 | Books
Mohamed A. El-Erian

If you still have room on your summer reading list, here are three books that will familiarize you with concepts and tools that I think you might find very useful in both your personal and professional lives. Together they provide theoretical and practical approaches to deal with today's fluid and complex world.

Four Books Ideal for Summer

John J. Healey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

Use the extra hours you'll gain to read a truly good book. I realize it is a novel and retro idea, but think about it. Become, as a reader, what Flaubert became as a writer.

Finding a Summer Reading Program For Kids

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Jeanette Pavini

Keep your children's minds sharp with a summer book reading program that offers kid-friendly perks and freebies.

Beach Reading 2013: Guide to This Summer's Top E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.19.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. With that in mind, Thin Reads has published the world's first guide to the top e-book singles for the summer. Here's what we looked for.

The Particular Personal Torture of Summer Reading Lists

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

There was a word to describe my condition. I liked to push duties away and wait for the very last minute. I still do. Why else would I wait all summer to write an article about waiting all summer?

A Summer Reading List to Die For

Mark Morford | Posted 08.20.2012 | Books
Mark Morford

Do you have a summer reading list? My list is, strangely, almost identical to the reading list I had last summer. Which is similar to the one from the year before, and the year before, and so on, all the way back to something like, oh, 2002.

Talking About Missing Persons, Professional Searchers and Faith With Jane Bradley, Author of You Believers

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Lois Alter Mark

It's rare to find a novel that's a beautifully-written piece of literature -- and as riveting as a thriller. You Believers is that book.

Summer Reading: Page Turners For Post 50s

Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty

Even before the thermostat cracks 70, it seems like every entertainment blog and morning news segment is buzzing about the hottest summer movie releas...

Your 'Not-For-School' Summer Reading List!

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Bleahh – it’s super hot, way too humid, and your friends are all busy working or on vacation. What’s a teen to do to beat the...

Summer Reading, Fifty Shades of...

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

For many of us, summer reading means picking up that article or book that we haven't had a chance to look at during the academic year. So we have compiled a list of summer must-reads for the academy with suggestions from our colleagues.

Frightening Books to Help People of Any Age Own the Night

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

When you're a teenaged book lover summer reading is the best reading! The freest reading! It's staying up all night under the covers with a flashlight because you don't have class in the morning reading!

Summer Reading Books for ALL Your Kids

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Here's to a summer without whining -- unless your kids are asking for another trip the library or bookstore to stock up.

The 20 Most Anticipated Books Of Summer 2011

Anis Shivani | Posted 09.08.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Exciting new novels by Mohammed Hanif and Aravind Adiga (two of the hottest stars of South Asian literature), new novels by underrated writers Dana Spiotta and Tom Perrotta, meditations on race and politics by Caryl Phillips and Randall Kennedy,

Why Summer Reading Lists Bum Me Out

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books
Delia Lloyd

If you're like me, summer reading lists don't inspire excitement or inspiration. They merely inspire dread and a looming sense of failure.

Cavern of Waiting Treasures: The Library Bookmobile

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I associate bookmobiles with summer, the coolness offered on a blistering hot day, the books offered with all the time in the world to read them. Bookmobiles still ply their trade, from Mobile, Alabama (how perfect!) to Ames Iowa.