Summer Reading List
2021
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one."
- George R.R. Martin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian.

... So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.

It's a love letter. To life.

It's also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

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Greenlights
by Matthew McConaughey

"A top-notch literary brainteaser." New York Times

Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot—coming February 11, 2022!

A sweeping mystery of love, jealousy, and betrayal, Death on the Nile is one of Christie's most legendary and timeless works.


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Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
by Agatha Christie

Best fictional book of 2020 according to Goodreads.

Wildly inventive blend of literary and speculative fiction.

Imagine a library in which each book represents a different path your life could have taken.
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?
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The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

Perfect match for fans of epic fantasies with a complex world-building. If you enjoyed Game of Throne and The Lord of the Ring, you would love The Stormlight Archive!
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The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive
by Brandon Sanderson

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person.

"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar

"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."

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City of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world – where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives – a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys – she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to her own therapist.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
by Lori Gottlieb

Winner of 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Romance.

"Where romance intersects with dark fantasy and paranormal intrigue..."

Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy.

The Maiden, a warrior destined by the gods to live a life of solitude, never to be touched. But then there's Hawke, her fellow Guard. Forbidden passion is the best way to bust up destiny.
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From Blood and Ash
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Named one of the best books of the year by: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech start-up founded by Elizabeth Holmes - now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor - by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

"The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion." (Bill Gates)
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou