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Top Summer Reads For 2014

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Our June 16 hour on the top summer reads of 2014 featured three top-notch guests with a whole library shelf's worth of reading recommendations. You're more than welcome to read all of the books they suggest, but in the off chance you weren't able to write down all the books they suggested on air, we've collected their top ten selections here for your reading pleasure.

Parul Sehgal's Top Ten

"My Salinger Year" by Joanna Rakoff

"The Bees" by Laline Paul

"Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen

"Another Great Day at Sea" by Geoff Dyer

"Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast

"Cubed" by Nikal Saval

"Deep" by James Nestor

"Euphoria" by Lily King

"My Struggle, Vol. 3" by Karl Ove Knausgaard

"The Fever" by Megan Abbott

Maggie Galehouse's Top Ten

"Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast

"Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts On Kindness" by George Saunders

"The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses" byKevin Birmingham

"All Joy and No Fun" by Jennifer Senior

"Funny Once: Stories" by Antonya Nelson

"Orfeo" by Richard Power

"To Rise Again at  a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris

"Uganda Be Kidding Me" by Chelsea Handler

Paul Ingram's Top Ten

"A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip" by Kevin Brockmeier"

"Euphoria" by Lily King

"The Swan Gondola" by Timothy Schaffert

"Benediction" by Kent Haruf

"Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast

"The Dismal Science" by Peter Mountford

"During The Reign of The Queen of Persia" by Joan Chase

"The Empathy Exams" by Leslie Jamison

"In Paradise" by Peter Matthiessen

"The Red Road" by Denise Mina

Your Top Summer Reads (From Callers, Comments, Facebook and Twitter)

"Consuming The Word" by Scott Hahn

"The Son" by Jo Nesbo

"The Director" by David Ignatius

"Flash Boys" By Michael Lewis

"We Learn Nothing" by Tim Kreider

"The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde

"Inside the Soul-Crushing Corporate Machine" by Peter Kynikos

"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard

"Mr. Mercedes" by Stephen King

"The Rider" by Tim Krabbe

"The Mosquito Hours" By Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo
"The Romanov Sisters" by Helen Rappaport
"The Guns At Last Light" by Rick Atkinson
"A Bird On Water Street" by Elizabeth Dulemba
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
"Capital In the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty
"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel
"The Golem and the Jinni" by Helene Wecker
"Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie
"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
"Mystic River" by Dennis Lehane
"Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick
"With the Old Breed" by E. B. Sledge

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The Monuments Men" by Robert Edsel

"The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion

"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein

"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

"Death in the City of Light" by David King

"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris

"Paris 1919" by Margaret MacMilan
"The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
"The Lemon Orchard" by Luanne Rice
"The Finisher" by David Baldacci
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
"Mr. Owita's Guide To Gardening" by Carol Wall

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