Summertime Reading Suggestions


Summer reading list

It's time to fill the beach bag full of books for the lazy days of summer.

With Memorial Day over, summer has unofficially started, which in Las Vegas is defined as sitting in a cabana at a casino or lounging by the pool in the backyard or finding refuge in the coldest spot in the house.

Whatever you decided to do this summer, a good read can make a summer vacation feel luxurious.

With that in mind, we’ve brought together a few of our favorite readers and writers to offer a few suggestions for you. 

Maile Chapman:

"Summer books are engrossing books that you just can't put down that you stay up too late reading."

1. "Night Film" by Marisha Pessl

2. "The Last Flight of Poxl West" by Dan Torday

3. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins - audiobook

4. "Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs" by Joshua Wolf Shenk 

5. "The Night Guest" by Fiona McFarlane

6. "The Sleep Room" by F.R. Tallis

7.  "Confessions" by Kanae Minato

Scott Dickensheets:

"Reading is reading."

1. "The Water Knife" by Paola Bacigalupi

2. "Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact" by Steven Kotler

Cindi Reed:

"I'm a full-hearted believer in reading should feel guilty at all times because it's just that enjoyable"

Support comes from

1. "Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny" by Holly Madison

2. "The Martian" by Andy Weir 

3. "Gonzo Girl: A Novel" by Cheryl Della Pietra

From NPR: Beyond The Best-Sellers: Nancy Pearl Recommends Under-The-Radar Reads 



Cindi Reed, arts and entertainment editor, Vegas Seven magazine; Maile Chapman, assistant English professor, UNLV; Scott Dickensheets, deputy editor, Desert Companion

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