Summer Reads

Youngjoo Ahn , Feature Editor

Chick lit

  • Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

  • Sophie Kinsella

  • Jane Green

  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

  • Candace Bushnell


  • Our Town by Thorton Wilder

  • The Tempest by Shakespeare

  • Rhinoceros by Ionesco

Required Reading that Ends Up Being Favorites

  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Science Fiction

  • Ray Bradbury

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

  • 1984, Orwell

  • How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Michael Thomas, Nick S. Thomas


  • Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

  • French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon

Non Fiction

  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  • Quiet by Susan Cain

Vintage Crime and Mystery

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larson

  • Jo Nesbo

Timeless Favorites

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Barbara Kingsolver

NY Times Best Sellers

  • Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  • A Fault in Our Stars  by John Green

  • A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami