Book Culture on Columbus Summer Reading Lists!

Summer has arrived in New York City, and there's no better way to spend it than lazing in the sun with a good book. It's time to head to the park and soak up some literature along with those rays. To help you start off your summer reading right, our staff and managers at Book Culture on Columbus have offered up their personal summer reading lists. We hope this provides you with some inspiration, and that your summer is filled with playful, contemplative, and ever surprising literary adventures.


Caroline Russ (Bookseller/Staff Trainer)
1. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
2. Spinster by Kate Bolick
3. Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill


Emily Stein (Bookseller)
1. Orient, by Christopher Bollen
2. Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen
3. Killing the Second Dog, by Marek Hlasko


Jacob De Guzman (Children's Assistant Manager)
1. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
2. Inward Bound by Abraham Pais
3. Violence by Slavoj Zizek


Simon Toop (Bookseller)
1. Dal Tokyo by Gary Panter
2.The Public Burning by Robert Coover
3. Drugs Are Nice by Lisa Carver


Rachel Westerwelle (Manager)
1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
2. The Uncanny Reader edited by Marjorie Sandor
3. The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai


Cari Kilbride (Manager)
1. The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
2. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
3. The Hollow Heart by Di Grado


Flora Greeson (Manager)
1. Hold Still by Sally Mann
2. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante