Summer is here so grab a book and head to the beach! With so many books to choose from, it helps to look at various lists for your next read. That is why we will be looking at NPR’s summer book recommendations!
As the title suggests, these are all book recommendations from NPR’s staff. But unlike most lists, this is an all time list. I know I would struggle to choose an all time favorite summer book. NPR let their staff choose a book that they would read by a pool or even on a plane. You can see the full list below!
NPR’s Summer Book Recommendations
- Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
- Happy Hour: A Novel by Marlowe Granados
- The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- The Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer
- All the Missing Girls: A Novel by Megan Miranda
- Act One: An Autobiography by Moss Hart
- The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel by Richard Osman
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
- The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay
- The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
- Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman
- Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
- Who is Maud Dixon?: A Novel by Alexandra Andrews
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin
- Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel by Casey McQuiston
- No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol
- Attachments: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell
- The Wedding Crasher: A Novel by Mia Sosa
- The Summer Place: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This list by contains well known books as well as books that a reader would come across at a bookstore and buy. Choosing only one summer book is no easy task and I imagine many books may have just missed the cut.
Some familiar names include The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman, and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. What I like about this list is that many of these books aren’t considered summer books. It is just a label and while some books are released for summer reading, there is no wrong answer.
That ends this list of NPR’s summer book recommendations. How many of these books have you read? What is your favorite summer book? Let us know in the comments below!