A list of the best fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer compiled from recommendations from Bloomberg, CNN Travel, Dallas News, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Magazine, Southern Living, and The Washington Post .
Tired of unreliable narrators and characters you just don't like? Give these titles affirming positive human connections a try. Even as characters confront tough circumstances, they also encounter kindness, humor, hope, compassion, empathy, and the best of ordinary humanity.
The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers. The eight genres currently included are adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction. The Reading List Council is part of the Reference and User Services Association division of the American Library Association.