Writers' Summer Reads

It should come as no surprise that many writers are voracious and thoughtful readers.

Recently, Real Simple magazine asked 12 bestselling authors to share their Favorite Summer Books - from One-Day Reads, Book for Long Weekends; Books to Savor All Summer. They even stick their necks out and share their Good and Trashy picks. They are: Augusten Burroughs, Jackie Collins, Nelson DeMille, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Elizabeth Gilbert, Philippa Gregory, Sophie Kinsella, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, Jodi Picoult and Danielle Steel.

Not to be outdone, School Library Journal asked children's authors like Kevin Henkes and Graeme Base "What’s On Your Summer Reading List?"

The New York Time asked 12 writers to recall their most memorable experiences of summer reading in an article entitled What I Read That Summer. Among them, Louise Erdrich, Walter Isaacson, Pico Iyer, Alexander McCall Smith, Ayana Mathis, Christopher Buckley, Junot Díaz, Chelsea Cain, and Cheryl Strayed.


Thanks for the great book lists!
I've always wondered what books writers liked. They ought to be good, because, you know, it is their profession.


Kids these days don't do a lot of reading; only interested in video-games.


very nice