Summer Reads 2016


My friend John recommends this summer reading list from The Economist curated by Boyd Tonkin, chair of of the Man Booker International Prize 2016. Are you up for works by: Hilary Mantel, Vikram Seth, Louis de Bernières, David Mitchell, Donna Tartt and Orhan Pamuk? Bonus car ride game – guess which book titles match the authors!


CBC Books offers up a mixed bag of books for the beach. Authors include: Cordelia Strube, Teva Harrison, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Ann Y.K. Choi, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Yasuko Thanh, Louise Erdrich, Alissa York, Diane Schoemperlen and more!

If you you aren’t pleased then try 100 True Stories That Make You Proud To Be Canadian as Canada Day was just celebrated on July 1.


And to mark U.S. Independence Day on July 4 NPR Books offers this list, which you can enjoy as a podcast. Authors recommended by editor Petra Mayer (who has speed-reading skills) include:

  • Emma Cline
  • Lavie Tidhar
  • Lyndsey Faye
  • Yaa Gyasi
  • Emma Straub
  • Ken Liu
  • Lyndsey Faye
  • Jennifer Haigh
  • Lisa Hanawalt
  • Richard Kadrey

This list seems most intriguing. Again, try to guess the matching book titles on your way to the cottage.

For some political reading recommendations. Check out Financial Times list selected by Gideon Rachman. Covers China, Syria, Britain, U.S. and Europe.

Would love to hear what you’re reading this summer!





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