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 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.”