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Today's Your Call: What are you reading this summer?

On the next Your Call, we’ll open the lines to get your recommendations for reading while on vacation or enjoying a long summer evening. Have a book you’re looking forward to reading right now?  Something you just discovered or an all-time favorite everyone should know about?  And if you’re a parent, what are the books you’ve found your kids can’t put down?  E-mail your picks to feedback@yourcallradio.org and tune in to learn about great books you’ve never heard of.  It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Kevin Hunsanger, the co-owner of Green Apple books and music

Janel Feierabend, the director of book selling at Book Passage bookstore


Book List (many are Young Adult):

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

When The Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle

Bridge of Time/Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee

Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day by Doug Mack

Season of the Witch by David Talbot

Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane

Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

The Real Romney by Michale Kranish and Scott Helman

The Executioner's Story by Norman Mailer

Makeda by Randal Robinson

Miss Gone-Overseas: A Pillow Book by Mitchellanne Hagerstorm

Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osbourne

The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon

The Children's Book  by A. S. Byatt

Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor

Little Friend by Donna Tartt

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson

Fortune is Bones by Marilyn Nelson

The Founding Trilogy by D.M. Cornish

The Trixie Belden series by Julie Campbell

The Belgariad by David Eddings

An Irish County Doctor by Patrick Taylor

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Circle of Magic and Alanna series by Tamora Pierce

The Science of Leonardo by Fritjof Capra

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obrent

Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color by Elizabeth Alexander, Marliyn Nelson and Floyd Cooper

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred L. Taylor

Wonderstruck/The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Koingsburg

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

McTeague by Frank Norris

The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett

Lunch Bucket Paradise by Fred Setterberg

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Eloise by Kay Thompsonn

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Nightly News by Jonathan Hickman (*graphic novel)

Swamplandia by Karren Russell

Louisianna Power and Light by John Dufresne

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David G. McCullough

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse


Web Resources:

Green Apple Books and Music

Book Passage Books