NPR’s Book Concierge: Excellent book recommendations for those in pursuit of an intriguing summer read

As an avid reader, I have perused the Pulitzers, plowed my way through National Book Award winners, and eagerly devoured book suggestions from friends and family–but the most joyful and consistently intriguing reads I’ve encountered were recommended by none other than the NPR Book Concierge.

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Some of my favorite summer reads of all time were found on this annually updated list, where content ranges from swashbuckling adventure tales to science writing to droolworthy cookbook suggestions (one of which led to a complete overthrow of my formerly standard American diet).

Students, families, friends, and countrymen, if you’re in pursuit of a great summer novel, this list–with its ingenious toggle feature that allows you to read a one-paragraph synopsis of each novel–almost certainly has something great in store for you. For cheaper suggestions of novels that you can buy used at a local bookshop or on Half.com, simply look at older NPR Book Concierge lists, like the following from 2015, 2014, or 2013. That’s how we frugal teachers roll.

 

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