The LT Summer of 2016 Reading List

July 5, 2016 at 6:06 am 2 comments

Summer is now properly upon us — how is it July already?! — so we here at Literary Transgressions pooled our To Be Read lists and made our own Summer Reading List. Is it as nostalgia-filled as the ones from school? No, but we still think it’s a pretty great list.

Check out our list below and share what’s on the docket for your summer reading this year in the comments!

Summer Traditions & Rereads:
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (reread)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (reread)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (reread)
The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte
OR The Wind from the East by Almudena Grandes
(I always read something Spanish each summer, still not sure why! – CFB)

Classics (Old and New):
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Scaramouche by Raphael Sabatini
The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Certain People by Edith Wharton
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

New(ish) Releases:
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
The Man who Rained by Ali Shaw
The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Something New by Lucy Knisley
Velvet by Ed Brubaker
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
The Sandman: Overture and Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges
The Gormenghast Series by Mervyn Peake
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Travel & Memoir:
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Traveller’s Prelude by Freya Stark

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
Gathering Moss: a natural and cultural history of mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Cooked by Michael Pollan
The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Between You & Me by Mary Norris


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