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Summer Reading Guide 2018

Summer is finally here, so you can finally sit back and relax by the poolside with a good book. What should you pick up first? We sat down with two bookworms to let you know what to read this season.

Recommended Books

Science Fiction/Fantasy: 

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal

Only Human: Themis Files Book 3 b

y Sylvain Neuvel

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Non-Fiction:

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Women in Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

All the Dreams We've Dreamed: A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side by Rus Bradburd

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century 

by Timothy D. Snyder

Dining In by Alison Roman

Fiction: 

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Florida by Lauren Groff

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

Poison Girls by Cheryl L. Reed

GUESTS: Greta Johnsen, host of Nerdette Podcast

Rebecca George, co-owner of Volumes Bookcafe in Wicker Park

LEARN MORE: Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading (NPR 6/21/18)

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