Repeat after us: the three Rs of summer are rest, relaxation, and reading. With textbooks on the back burner (for now), we’ve rounded up our summer reading list of some of the hottest titles for lounging – and laughing and learning and weeping – poolside.
by Donna Tartt This epic thriller follows a 13-year-old Manhattanite and his connection to the missing painting that gives the Pulitzer Prize winner its name.
|Lean In for Graduates
by Sheryl Sandberg
Chock-full of tactical job-hunting and workplace advice, the Facebook COO’s inspirational tome has been reworked for those entering the brave new world.
|The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Sure, the movie just came out, but if you haven’t read this tear-jerking beauty about a cancer-battling teenager, grab it – and the tissues – now.
|If I Stay
by Gayle Forman
Free-spirited, Julliard-bound Mia is enjoying a new boyfriend and her final days of high school. Until the accident. Better get another box of tissues.
|One More Thing
by B. J. Novak
The LOL-inducing short stories in “The Office” actor’s debut run from bizarrely absurdist to insightfully poignant to, at only a few words long, succinct.
|David & Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell
Not the valedictorian? No problem says “The Tipping Point” author as he cleverly explores “Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.”