Summer Reading Recommendations

Posted July 1, 2019

Taking a page out of our clients' books (literally!)

The hot summer days are here, which hopefully equates to more time spent with family and friends, relaxing at the beach, and reading! If you’re looking for your next book, you’re in luck – our clients have plenty of recommendations. Check them out below!

WBUR shared a list of books from New England authors (perfect for a weekend in Cape Cod!):


Susan Choi, a Yale University English professor, shares a ‘twisting, turning novel’ set at an elite high school in the 80s




Vuong’s first novel is a poetic letter from a son in his 20s to his Vietnamese mother, who cannot read


Hoping to feel inspired? The staff at Partners in Health share the reads they find most moving and eye-opening:


DiAngelo explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how it maintains racial inequality




This award-winning novel is the story of two half sisters born into different villages, each unaware of each other, in eighteenth century Ghana


If you want to keep up with what students are reading these days, check out The Winsor School’s summer reading list:


A historical fictional account of the Mirabel sisters during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic




Award-winning journalist Marshall uses ten maps to explain the geo-political strategies of our world’s greatest powers


Once a punk rock fan? Peruse these books from the Museum of Arts and Design (and if you’re in NYC, visit their Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics exhibit!)


The autobiography of Seymour Stein, America’s greatest living record man




Rombes examines punk as a movement best understood by placing it in its cultural field


A fan of thoughtful nonfiction? Clayton Christensen, founder of The Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, recently published his own book, The Prosperity Paradox.


Christensen, Ojomo, and Dillon explore the prosperity paradox—at least twenty countries that have received billions of dollars’ worth of aid are poorer now—and how to solve it


Meanwhile, we at Development Guild will be busy reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – it’s our book club pick!


The bestseller intertwines two stories: the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up in the isolated swamps of North Carolina, and a murder investigation of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity of Barkley Cove, a fictional North Carolina town


What are you reading this summer? Send us your recs at!

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