It’s a welcomed side-effect of working at Thurber House that all of us here spend a lot of time reading – and thinking about – good books, especially in the summer, when we all need to unwind and relax after a day in the office.
Yesterday, we posted hundreds of choices for summer reading in lists from across the web. Today, we’re switching gears and making our own list. Each member of the Thurber House team was asked to submit one suggestion – the absolute top of their summer reading list. Without further adieu, here’s the Thurber House Staff Summer Reading List.
The book: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
The staffer: Meg Brown, Children’s Programming
Meg says: “Just one?! Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! Our campers and Young Docents have been raving about it for years and I haven’t read it yet. It’s the top of my to-read list at the moment. “
The book: The Passage, Justin Cronin
The staffer: Pat Shannon, Director of Education
Pat says: “I am most looking forward to finishing The Passage by Justin Cronin. I just
have short snips of time to read and it has been slow going for me but I am determined.”
The book: The Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel
The staffer: Anne Touvell, Deputy Executive Director
Anne says: “I’m looking forward to reading Jean Auel’s, The Land of Painted Caves. It’s the 6th in the Earth’s Children series, I’ve read them all – each is hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pages and she puts new books out so infrequently…. I need closure. I must finish Ayla’s journey!”
The book: The Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, Graham Robb
The staffer: Susanne Jaffe, Executive Director
Susanne says: “The first is: The Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb, a non-fiction look at this remarkable city from the perspectives of a variety of different people.”
What’s at the top of your summer list?