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Today on Your Call: What's on your summer reading list?


On today's Your Call, we’ll open the lines to get your summer book recommendations. What are your new and old favorites? Adobe Books in San Francisco was recently forced to relocate and Marcus Books is fighting to stay open. What’s the state of independent bookstores? Which one do you support? Join us at 10 or email your recommendations to feedback@yourcallradio.org. What books would you like to add to our reading list? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.




Christin Evans, owner of Booksmith on Haight, also runs Kepler's Books in Menlow Park

Kevin Hunsanger, co-owner ofGreen Apple Books


Jason Honig, senior librarian at the San Francisco Public Library


Book List:

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (The One City One Book selection for 2013)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Virgin Soul: A Novel by Judy Juanita

Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

Write This Book: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture by Nicholas Basbanes

Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism by Rebecca Solnit

West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story by Tamim Ansary

Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni

Lionheart: A Novel by Sharon Kay Penman

Shadow on the Crown: A Novel by Patricia Bracewell

The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

Tales of the Cacophany Society by Carrie Galbraith

How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance by Marilyn Yalom

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry and Joe Henry

In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

The Wayward Moon by Janice Weizman

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978 by Chris Carlsson

Just Kids by Patti Smith

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


Web Resources:


Crosscurrents on Marcus Books


Mashable - Ebooks make up 23% of publisher sales


Racked - Despite protest, Adobe Books is closed after 25 years

KQED - Report on Indie Bookstores in SF