As the days heat up during this summer, it is always a good idea to read wherever you are. That is why we will be looking at summer book recommendations by Stat. Keep reading to see which books made their list!
Having a book to read at all times is a must. The list by Stat was curated by their staff and readers. While it is all over the place, I do think it is a decent list. Many of these books will be new to most readers. You can see the full list below!
Summer Book Recommendations by Stat
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
- Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet by Johan Rockström and Owen Gaffney
- Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity by Alonzo L. Plough
- Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion by Katie Watson
- Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus by Baruch S. Blumberg
- If I Betray These Words: Moral Injury in Medicine and Why It’s So Hard for Clinicians to Put Patients First by Wendy Dean with Simon Talbot
- The Autumn Ghost: How the Battle Against a Polio Epidemic Revolutionized Modern Medical Care by Hannah Wunsch
- A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney
- Impossible People: A Completely Average Recovery Story by Julia Wertz
- For Blood and Money: Billionaires, Biotech, and the Quest for a Blockbuster Drug by Nathan Vardi
- Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Dr. Jeremy Brown
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- My Father’s Brain: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’sb y Sandeep Jauhar
- House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by William Foege
- These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks—America by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
- The Philadelphia Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
- Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed
- Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones
Books to Read This Summer
I will admit, I have not heard of many of these books. Part of the reason is that there are a lot of nonfiction books. That is one of my least read genres. I prefer fantasy and fiction novels which makes my reading list one sided. A book that I did read was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and I enjoyed it a lot as well as learn new things.
This list focuses more on nonfiction books and that is fine. There are many people that like learning new things as well as reading self-help books. And while this list may not be for me, I’m sure some people will find new books from this list.
That is all for summer book recommendations by Stat. What did you think of the list? How many books have you read? Let us know in the comments below!