Books to add to your summer 2021 reading list


These long summer days give us the perfect opportunity to dive into a new book.

[The Anthropocene Reviewed] explores how our lives might change in a case… He examines the emotional timeline, which is a really interesting thing to think about. – Jenny Brown, editor-in-chief of Shelf Awareness, on John Green’s book

Listen: summer reading recommendations from Shelf Awareness editor-in-chief Jenny Brown.


Jenny brown is the editor of Shelf Awareness, a newsletter about books and the book industry.

Brown’s first choice is “Remote working revolution” by Tsedal Neeley. The book explores the acceleration of remote work brought about by the COVID-19, as well as the challenges associated with working from home. “She talks a lot about how to be inclusive with your work team members, how to make everyone feel heard, and also a lot of things that apply to the conversations we’ve had on. diversity, equity and inclusion, ”says.

She also suggests “Three simple lines” by Nathalie Goldberg. In it, Goldberg examines the history and importance of haiku. “[The book] part memory, part travel diary, part meditation and writing guide, as she makes a pilgrimage to Japan to visit sites important to the great masters of haiku, ”says Brown.

Brown also recommends that readers take John green “The Anthropocene Revisited. “ The book is a collection of 44 essays that detail the advances of modern society and the evolution of our relationship with the world today. Brown says the book explores “how our lives might change in a case … It examines the emotional timeline, which is a really interesting thing to think about.”

Choice of pride:

– “The Chosen One and the Beautiful” by Nghi Vo

One last stop by Casey McQuiston

Cack-Handed by Gina Yashere

Razor blade tears through HER Cosby

Audiobook recommendations:

The Dutch house by Ann Patchett, narrated by Tom Hanks

The year of yes by Shonda Rhimes

To become by Michelle Obama

Talking to strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

New in paperback:

Chandelier by Raven Leilani

Notes on a silence by Lacy Crawford

Annamarie Sysling’s choices:

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Continuity: the end of a journal by Sarah Manguso

Outlaw by Anna Nord

– “Infinite country: a novel” by Patricia Engel

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Related: Poet Ross Gay explains how the pandemic gave new meaning to the ‘Book of Earthly Delights’

Choice of local bookstores

Choice of Pages library:

Malibu on the rise by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Six of crows Leigh Bardugo series

The anthropocene reviewed by John Green

– “The firefighter’s daughter” by Angeline Boulley

Related: Angeline Boulley’s debut novel “Firekeeper’s Daughter” is a thriller with heart

Choice of source booksellers:

General non-fictional works: The Wilmington Lie by David Zucchino

Biography: The dead rise by Les Payne

Poetry: Postcolonial love poem by Nathalie Diaz

History: Franchise by Marcia Chatelain

Fiction: Night watchman by Louise Erdrich

Additional titles from the source:

An atlas of extinct countries by Gideon Defoe

Act of faith by Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed

Footnotes by Caseen Gaines

27th choice of books of letters:

– “Terminal boredom” of Izumi Suzuki

– “Data Feminism” by Catherine D’ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

– “Arsenic and adobo” by Mia P. Manansala

– “Scorpionfish” by Natalie Bakopoulos

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