Summer Reads: BWW's Top Picks for Beach Books and More

By: Jun. 16, 2015's summer reading list is out. All of our suggested titles can be purchased from the individual author's web site or by visiting We have a variety of great reads and books of interest that will suit many tastes.


Not My Father's Son is by stage and television star, Alan Cummings. This compelling memoir is an intriquing story of his boyhood and family ties.

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell is a wonderfully written book about a real turning point in Caldwell's life.

Body Counts by Sean Strub tells about his journey as one of the foremost AIDS activists. His honest account is a deeply personal story.

Romance and Mystery

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner is her newest thriller. Gardner will enthrall you with this suspensful book that takes many twists and turns.

Bride of a Scottish Warrior is the latest by the popular romance novelist, Adrienne Basso. Pick this one up and her other fascinating titles.

Swann's Lake of Despair is a detective story by Charles Salzberg who is renowned for his Henry Swaan detective series. This page-turner is a perfect summer read.


No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Seger PhD. will keep you motivated to exercise and stay fit.

IES 2400 Test Prep Books are for aspiring college students who can spend time practicing without pressure this summer. Buy a few books for SAT and ACT preparation.

The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and M.D. Johnson Spencer will help you even the busiest people manage their lives.

Always the Classics

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee will get you ready to read her book that will be released on July 14th, Go Set a Watchman.

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can be read again and again. And read another one of Salinger's greats, Franny and Zooey.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is considered a truly classic movie. Read the voluminous novel to get even more details of Scarlett O'Hara and the Old South.