Summer Reading List 2019: New and Old Books to Explore


Summer in Chicago: There never seems to be enough of it, especially with so many things to do – and read. Need a good recommendation? We dig into a selection of books ranging from suspenseful mysteries to steamy historical fiction and old-time favorites.

Joining us with their top picks are Al Gini, professor of business ethics at Loyola University Chicago and the author of “The Importance of Being Funny”Mary Anne Mohanraj, clinical associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of the science fiction novella “The Stars Change; and Donna Seaman, editor for “Booklist,” a book review magazine by the American Library Association, and author of “Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.”

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Below, browse their book recommendations. Click on a book cover to read an excerpt – if an excerpt is not available you’ll be directed to more information about the book.

Recommended by: Al Gini




Recommended by: Mary Anne Mohanraj




Recommended by: Donna Seaman




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