More Summer Reads!

A woman reads at Chicago’s Montrose beach in August 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman reads at Chicago's Montrose beach in August 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman reads at Chicago’s Montrose beach in August 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman reads at Chicago's Montrose beach in August 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

More Summer Reads!

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When anyone at WBEZ needs book recommendations, they go to the station’s resident bookworm, Nerdette host Greta Johnsen.

So what makes a book a good one for summer reading?

“I think it’s something you can get completely lost in,” Johnsen told Morning Shift host Jenn White. “I love a book that just completely sucks you in from the first page.”

Here are Johnsen’s picks for your summer reading pleasure.

Contemporary Romantic Fiction

Fantasy

Mystery/Thriller

Biography/Memoir

Historical Fiction

Historical Non-Fiction

Hear more about each of these selections by clicking the ‘play’ button above.