2014 Summer Reading Guide

If you’re anything like me, you think summer is made for reading. But nothing is more frustrating than taking a much talked-about book on vacation only to realize it’s underwhelming (or just plain awful) and you’re stuck with nothing.

Anybody can browse a bestseller list, but just because a book is a bestseller doesn’t mean it’s the right book for you. How do you find the hits without wasting time on the misses?

Enter the summer reading guide.

This compact, user-friendly guide whittles the overwhelming array of readerly options down to 5 titles each in 7 genres, with the tastes of MMD readers in mind. I’ve done the curation so you don’t have to take a dud novel on vacation—or to the backyard.

Every book here has earned its spot, and I’ve personally read it—often more than once. I can vouch for them, and answer any questions you have.

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