Summer Reads
June 22, 2014
recommended books
showing author, title, publisher and (in parentheses) contributor
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart, Anchor, 1994 (Nancy Garst)
Harris, Robert - An Officer and a Spy: A novel, Knopf, 2014 (Robin Proud)
Harrison, Jim - Legends of the Fall, Delta, 1980
Johnson, Adam - The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel , Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012 (Anne Pryor)
Kingsolver, Barbara - Prodigal Summer: A Novel, Harper Perennial, 2000 (Ruth Calden)
Lake, Jay - Mainspring (Clockwork Earth), Tor Books, 2008 (Nevenah Smith)
Lake, Jay - Endurance (Clockwork Earth), Tor Books, 2008 (Nevenah Smith)
Lake, Jay - Pinion (Clockwork Earth Trilogy 3), Tor Books, 2011 (Nevenah Smith)
Llewellyn, Richard - How Green Was My Valley, Macmillan, 1942 (Rose Smith)
McCarthy, Cormac - Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West, Vintage, 1992
Meyer, Marissa - Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles, Square Fish; 2nd edition, 2013 (Susan Hagstrom)
Meyer, Marissa - Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, Book 2), Square Fish; Reprint edition, 2014 (Susan Hagstrom)
Meyer, Marissa - Cress (Lunar Chronicles), Feiwel & Friends, 2014 (Susan Hagstrom)
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park, St. Martin's Griffin, 2013 (Anne Pryor)
Weir, Andy - The Martian: A Novel, Crown, 2014 (Robin Proud)

Brooks, David - The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012 (Paula Doyle)
Foreman , Dave - Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife , Ravens Eye Press, 2011 (Galen Smith)
Galeano, Eduardo - Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Nation Books, 2013 Goodenough, Ursula - The Sacred Depths of Nature, Oxford University Press, 2000 (Paula Doyle)
Heller, Peter - Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave, Free Press, 2010 (Anne Pryor)
Ladin, Joy - Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders, University of Wisconsin Press, 2013 (Anne Urbanski)
Lightman, Alan - The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, Pantheon, 2014
Mead , Rebecca - My Life in Middlemarch, Crown, 2014 (Anne Lundin)
Pickett, Kate & Richard Wilkinson - The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, Bloomsbury Press, 2011 (Bob Reuschlein)
Pressfield , Steven - The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Black Irish Entertainment, 2012 (Barbara Chatterton Frye)
Reynolds, David - The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century, W. W. Norton & Company, 2014
Zinn, Howard - A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005 (Pam Gates)

Compiler's note: in most cases a recent publisher listed by is shown above. The same book may have been published earlier by a different publisher.