Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book and explore some big ideas, escape to a foreign land, or dive into history. We have some reading recommendations for everyone, no matter what your interests!
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah: Read this book if you like memoirs! This one will make you laugh, while revealing truths about what it was like to live under apartheid in South Africa. The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari: This book spans over 100,000 years of history, tracing the origin of our species and bringing us through the radical cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions that have brought us to the current moment.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: The perfect book for sci-fi lovers about a band of misfits bound to become heroes in a futuristic space landscape. Part heist, part adventure, and lots of fun!
Black is the Body by Emily Bernard: UVM Professor Emily Bernard writes deeply personal essays about race in America. From growing up in the South, to attending Yale, to adopting children from Ethiopia and her own marriage to a white man from the North, Bernard explores the complexities and paradoxes of race and racism.
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok: This book is a blend of page-turning mystery and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. As Amy searches for her sister, Sylvie, family secrets are revealed and Amy gains a deeper understanding of her own identity.
Look for more book suggestions this summer!