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Our Summer Book Recommendations

  • Posted on: 8 June 2017
  • By: readersbooks

Thank you to the Unruly Book Group for hosting what we think is our 20th summer book recommendation events! We had a lovely time. For those of you who missed it, here are some highlights of our list. Click through for full text.

Unruly Book Talk June 2017
 
 
Good books for book groups or discussions
 
Dodgers--Bill Beverly
 
Becoming Ms. Burton--Susan Burton
 
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry--Neil DeGrasse Tyson
 
Evicted--Matthew Desmond
 
LaRose--Louise Erdrich
 
The Trouble with Reality--Brooke Gladstone
 
Trespassing Across America--Ken Ilgunas 
 
Last Hope Island--Lynne Olson
 
A Grace Paley Reader--Grace Paley
 
The Girl from the Metropole Hotel--Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
 
Tuesday Nights in 1980--Molly Prentiss
 
The Other Slavery--Andres Resendez
 
Lincoln in the Bardo--George Saunders
 
Anything is Possible--Elizabeth Strout
 
American Heiress--Jeffrey Toobin
 
 
Beach reads/fun reads/guilty pleasures
 
American Eclipse--David Baron
 
Cork Dork--Bianca Bosker
 
Finding Fontainbleu--Thad Carhart
 
Magpie Murders--Anthony Horowitz
 
Nakano Thrift Shop--Hiromi Kawakami
 
Hallelujah Anyway--Anne Lamott
 
The Purple Swamp Hen--Penelope Lively
 
Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun--Sarah Ladipo Manyika
 
Do Not Become Alarmed--Maile Meloy
 
The Long Haul--Finn Murray
 
My Darling Detective--Howard Norman
 
Cooking with Fernet Branca--James Hamilton Patterson
 
Trajectory-- Richard Russo
 
Theft by Finding--David Sedaris
 
Hourglass--Dani Shapiro

 
Books to Read with Kids/Book Clubs/Adult Crossovers
 
Careful Undressing of Love--Corey Ann Haydu
 
Female of the Species--Mindy McGinnis
 
Cat Who Came in Off the Roof--Annie M. G. Schmidt
 
Gem and Dixie--Sara Zarr


 
Gifts for Dads/grads, weddings and birthday people
 
Evidence--Chester Arnold
 
Cut Flower Garden--Erin Benzakein
 
The Giant Jumperee--Julia Donaldson
 
Mighty Salads--Food 52
 
This Is How We Do It--Matt Lamothe 
 
Curiosities of Paris--Dominique Lesbros
 
Salt Fat Acid Heat--Samin Nosrat
 
Blue Ethel--Jennifer Black Reinhardt
 
Dragons Love Tacos 2--Adam Rubin
 
What’s the Big Deal About Freedom?--Ruby Shamir
 
Succulents--Robin Stockwell
 
Pete with No Pants--Rowboat Watkins
 
 
For Kids Who Don’t Like Books
 
Posted--John David Anderson
 
Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded--Sage Blackwood
 
Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora--Pablo Cartaya

Carmer and Grit #1: The Wingsnatchers-- Sarah Jean Horwitz


 
For Kids Who Really Like Books
 
Face Like Glass--Frances Hardinge
 
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War: A Tale of Rivalry, Romance, and Existential Angst--A. E. Kaplan
 
Lemons--Melissa Savage
 
Beyond the Bright Sea --Lauren Wolk
 
 
Kids Who Like Series
 
Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence--Jennifer Bell
 
Rise of the Isle of the Lost--Melissa de la Cruz
 
Dog Man Unleashed--Dav Pilkney
 
Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy--Rick Riordan
 
 
Books about tough topics for teens that aren’t 13 reasons Why
 
I was Here--Gayle Forman
 
All the Bright Places--Jennifer Niven
 
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life--Benjamin Alire Saenz
 
Hate U Give--Angie Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812997354
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Published: Random House - April 25th, 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

Anything Is Possible Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812989403
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Published: Random House - April 25th, 2017

American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

The Nakano Thrift Shop Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609453992
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Published: Europa Editions - June 6th, 2017

My Darling Detective Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544236103
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735222038
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Published: Viking - May 9th, 2017

The Female of the Species Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062320896
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 20th, 2016

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452145761
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 28th, 2017

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452150185
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101997239
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

Lemons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524700126
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017