Summer reading picks from Traci Thomas and Scott Tong
The summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean summer reading is over. Whether you prefer fiction, nonfiction, essays or any other genre, we’ve got recommendations.
Hosts Scott Tong and Robin Young chime in with their recommendations, too, including titles featured on Here & Now in the past. Tong’s picks span a range of genres, from biography to historical fiction. Young recommends a novel and a historical nonfiction.
Book recommendations from Traci Thomas
- “How to Stay Married: The Most Insane Love Story Ever Told” by Harrison Scott Key
- “Biting the Hand: Growing Up Asian in Black and White America” by Julia Lee
- “You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty” by Akwaeke Emezi
- “When Crack Was King: A People’s History of a Misunderstood Era” by Donovan X. Ramsey
- “24 Hours in Charlottesville: An Oral History of the Stand Against White Supremacy” by Nora Neus
- “Watchmen” by Alan Moore
- “The Country of the Blind: A Memoir at the End of Sight” by Andrew Leland
- “Congratulations, the Best is Over!: Essays” by R. Eric Thomas
Book recommendations from Scott Tong
- “King: A Life” by Jonathan Eig
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- “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
- “Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity” by Daron Acemoglu
Book recommendations from Robin Young
- “Wellness: A Novel” by Nathan Hill
- “Time’s Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance” by Jeremy Eichler
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