Lists and Suggestions

List: Summer Reads: Emotional Journey

Daré, Abi

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother... More

Garvis Graves, Tracey

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in socia... More

Genova, Lisa

A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and i... More

Wang, Qian Julie

In Chinese the word for the United States, Mei Guo, translates directly to "beautiful country.&... More

Emezi, Akwaeke

Southeastern Nigeria. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Viv... More

Aciman, André

The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' hou... More

Hubscher, Libby

"Ever since her journalist mother died on assignment, Marin has played it safe, refusing to se... More

Napolitano, Ann

"A twelve-year-old boy struggles with the worst kind of fame--as the sole survivor of a notori... More

Tallent, Gabriel

"Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California... More

Rimmer, Kelly

"Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now f... More

Silver, Josie

"Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade, and L... More

Ward, Jesmyn

Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his m... More

Stuart, Douglas

"Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and l... More

Backman, Fredrik

Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square... More

Whitaker, Chris

"Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent King was sent to prison. But now, he's served his se... More

Castillo, Elaine

After fleeing the Philippines, Hero De Vera arrives at her uncles where she is given a fresh start. ... More

Wagamese, Richard

Saul Indian Horse is a child when his family retreats into the woods. Among the lakes and the cedar... More

Clegg, Bill

"On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated whe... More

Cannon, Joanna

"A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who... More

Bui, Thi, author, artist.

"Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child ... More

Yanagihara, Hanya

"When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, t... More

Hoover, Colleen

Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistak... More

Rowley, Steven

Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets... More

Haruf, Kent

A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter whil... More