Elaine Newton’s Critic’s Choice Summer Reading List 2013

Here it is: the most anticipated summer reading list is hot off the press, just today! And it is the most fabulous list in years!

                                              Critic’s Choice 2013 Summer Reading List

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, AMERICANAH (Available 5/13)*
  • Martin Amis, Lionel Asbo: State of England
  • Rilla Askew, Kind of Kin
  • Kate Atkinson, Life After Life*
  • Jeff Backhaus, Hikikomori and the Rental Sister*
  • Carlene Bauer, Frances and Bernard
  • Dennis Bock, Going Home Again (Available 8/13)
  • Lynn Coady, The Antagonist
  • Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue
  • Tara Conklin, The House Girl*
  • Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King*
  • Karen Engelmann, Stockholm Octavo*
  • Louise Erdrich, The Round House*
  • Theresa Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Michael Frayn, Skios
  • Anna Funder, All That I Am
  • Amity Gaige, Schroder
  • William H. Gass, Middle C*
  • Mark Haddon, The Red House
  • Kent Haruf, Benediction
  • Peter Hoeg, The Elephant Keepers’ Children
  • Brandon W. Jones, All Woman and Springtime
  • Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior*
  • Herman Koch, The Dinner*
  • Annabel Lyon, The Sweet Girl ( Available 6/4)
  • Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
  • Colum McCann, TransAtlantic (Available 6/4)
  • Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth*
  • Laura Moriarty, The Chaperone
  • Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
  • Lawrence Norfolk, John Saturnall’s Feast
  • Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being*
  • Keven Powers, The Yellow Birds*
  • B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger
  • Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore*
  • M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
  • Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings*

*  The starred titles are being considered for the 3013-2014 lecture season at the Philharmonic.

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