Summer Reading Challenge – 📚 Recommendations

Each week during the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, this page will be your ticket to great books!

A Man Called Ove

If you like what you read, come out for LPL Reads: A Man Called Ove on Wednesday, June 29!

Anxious People

If you like what you read, come out for LPL Reads: Anxious People on Wednesday, July 27!


If you like what you read, come out for LPL Reads: Beartown on Wednesday, August 31!

See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt

The Girls: A Novel, Emma Cline

Beautiful Exiles, Meg Waite Clayton

The Perfect Nanny: A Novel, Leila Slimani

Red Joan, Jennie Rooney

The Rehearsals, Annette Christie

We Were Never Here: a novel, Andrea Bartz

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, Elyssa Friedland

The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo

The Unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren

Time is a Mother, Ocean Vuong

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Girl in His Shadow, Audrey Blake

A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik

The Island of Missing Trees, Elif Shafak

Nightcrawling, Leila Mottley

Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney

I’ll See You in Paris, Michelle Gable

When I Sing, Mountains Dance, Irene Sola

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Unterzakhn, Leela Corman 

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, Isabel Greenberg 

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris

Sabrina, Nick Drnaso

Cantoras, Carolina De Robertis

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel, Ocean Vuong

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides