2020 Recommended Summer Reading List

BEHAVE – The Biology of Humans At Our Best and Worst, by Robert Sapolsky; recommended by Scott Woods

Why Don’t Students Like School? By Daniel T. Willingham; recommended by Nancy Hickey

The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology, by Robert Bringhurst; recommended by Abby Lackey

Das Kapital, by Karl Marx; recommended by Lawrence Gundersen

Red Moon, by Kim Stanley Robinson; recommended by Tony Rafalowski

Franklin and Winston: A Portrait of a Friendship, by Jon Meacham; recommended by Bob Raines

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson; recommended by Tammy Prater

Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt, by Arthur Brooks; recommended by Kim Rawson

Calypso, by David Sedaris; recommended by Kim Warren-Cox

This Is How You Lose The Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar; recommended by Will Shull

A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeline ‘Engle; recommended by Sara Youngerman

If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin; recommended by Anna Esquivel

Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie; recommended by Mechel Camp

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer; recommended by Liz Mayo

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting; recommended by Ryan Guth

White Noise, by Don DeLillo; recommended by David Hart

The Flight Girls, by Noelle Salazar; recommended by Melissa Sellers

The Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston; recommended by Kristi Watson

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa; recommended by Vivian Minton

Black Hole, by Charles Burns; recommended by Candyce Sweet

The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin; recommended by Joseph Kappel

American Gods, by Neil Gainman; recommended by Ben Lawrence

William Shakespeare, the Complete Works; recommended by John Koons

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel; recommended by Steve Cornelison