It’s time to drag that lounge chair poolside, seaside, or outside because summer is upon us! Take time to kick back and enjoy my top picks for the ultimate summer reading.

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. Z by Therese Anne Fowler

3. The Martian by Andy Weir

4. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

7. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

10. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

11. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

12. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

13. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

14. The Help by Kathryn Stocket

15. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

16. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

If you want to look for further summer reads, check out our six ideas on how to find your next summer read!

Find Your Next Summer Read