2017 Summer Reading Recommendations Right Here!

Looking for some great summer reads? We have been too, and we have some good lists to help you find exactly the right book.

Bill Gates recommends a great list of books "that pushed me out of my own experiences, and I learned some things that shed new light on how our experiences shape us and where humanity might be headed." His selections includes our staff favorites Hillbilly Elegy and Born a Crime.

If summer is a time to catch up on all the good books you've been too busy to read this year, take a look at this comprehensive list put together by the Washington Post book editors "37 Books We've Loved So Far in 2017". One of our writers here at About Books enjoyed the new Elizabeth Strout from this list, Anything is Possible. It's a set of short stories which pick up on characters from Strout's My Name Is Lucy Barton.

Beachy fiction more your style? These lists from Bookish and Publisher's Weekly have loads of books from many genres, all perfect for vacation.

Don't forget many branches sponsor Summer Reading programs for adults. Happy summer reading!

-Ginger Hawkins, Patrick Henry Library

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