Not Your Typical Summer Reading List
If you’re looking for some books to read on your next vacation, Petra Mayer, an editor at NPR Books, and R. A. Washington, co-owner of Guide to Kulchur, a bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio, have a few suggestions. They share some ideas with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.
Petra Mayer’s Recommendations
- “Uprooted,” a novel by Naomi Novik
- “Loving Day,” a novel by Mat Johnson
- “The Fly Trap,” a memoir by Fredrik Sjöberg’s
- “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage,” a graphic novel by Sydney Padua
- “The Lion’s Daughter,” a novel by Loretta Chase
R. A. Washington’s Recommendations
- “Sand Opera,” a book of poems by Philip Metres
- “S O S: Poems 1961-2013,” by Amiri Baraka
- “Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective,” nonfiction by Scott Crow
- Petra Mayer, an editor at NPR Books. She tweets @Petramatic.
- R. A. Washington, poet and musician who co-owns Guide to Kulchur, a bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio. He tweets @clevelandtapes.
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