books to read this summer

Books You Should Read

Biographies

  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
  • Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso 

Series 

  • Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Kids by Ransom Riggs
  • The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 

Poetry 

  • Whiskey Words and a Shovel (Volumes 1,2 &3) by r.h. Sin
  • Rest in the morning by r.h. Sin 
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  • Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet 
  • Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet
  • Beautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake

Classics

  •   Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte 
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • The Pictures of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde 

Fiction 

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green 
  • All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda 
  • The Oxygen Thief by Anonymous 
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
  •  The History of Love by Nicole Krauss 


  • Normal Person: School is over and this summer I'll go out with my friends all the time.
  • Me: Go out? No way! I have to read all the books on my endless tbr.

Illustration: Shannon Wright for NPR

Summer is for superheroes! (And newspaper comics, and graphic novels, and Web comics, too). Just in the nick of time, our super-sized summer list of great comics and graphic novels is here!

A few months ago, we asked you to tell us about your favorites, and we got more than 7000 nominations. With the help of our expert panel of comics creators and critics, we’ve combed through your picks to create a final list of 100 comics for all ages and tastes. Poke around to find old favorites — and discover some new ones.

Let’s Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels