Summer Reading Lists

Instead of the lists and lists that the NPR staff put together each year to launch your summer reading, this year they tried something utterly ingenious. They focused on literary travel - by train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time machine and even a giant peach. It is called Book Your Trip. Try it out.

Librarian Extraordinaire Nancy Pearl shared her favorites in Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading.

LA Times Summer Books Preview 2014 has just about everything to tickle your reading fancy - from Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, SF & Fantasy, Biography & Memoir, Sports, Pop Culture, to Science and Lifestyle. There are lists for the young readers in your life.

Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books.

Confounded by too many choices? Glamour Magazine has The 10 Best Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List.

Looking ahead, you could get a jump on the Fall movie tie-ins.

Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association offers lists of book titles to keep children engaged in reading all summer. BONUS : Each list is available to download for free in color and black and white. Bring them on your next trip to the library.


Thanks for these lists, muffy! I am always looking for good suggestions for summer reads.


Thanks for the many lists.
I'm hoping the library will get some of the books listed that you don't already have.

I noticed the kids' lists were all recent books - no classics.

i'm most interested in the fall movie tie-ins

Hi kathscot:

Thanks for keeping us on our toes. Please check the online catalog in the coming weeks.

As for children's classics, please check out the JUMP page where our librarians have put together these fabulous lists which include award winners as well as "the classics". Enjoy your summer reading. - muffy

These are great lists! We're planning a train ride soon, and I'm thinking the Iron Council will be a perfect read for me then. :-)

Thanks for the lists! I too found some books I was interested in that the library doesn't own, so I used the Contact Us feature on the site to suggest a couple of titles. I've found in the past that this usually yields positive results!

Thank you!

Thanks, Muffy! Glad to see your recommendations.

I always enjoy seeing reading recommendations. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for these useful lists!

I like looking at lists to see what I should borrow from the library.

I also like making lists!