The weather is warming up. And that means Amazon’s editors have once again suggested the best summer reads for people interested in grabbing a book to take on vacation.
Their picks include “Good Hunting,” the memoir of CIA spymaster Jack Devine; “Euphoria,” a historical novel about the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead; and “The Fever,” a thriller about what happens when a group of high school girls become suddenly ill. Here’s a short video from the editors, showing off their picks and why they chose them:
In addition to the personal selections, the editors have pulled out a number of other books for users’ perusal. In a special page devoted to summer reads, users can find a number of other selections, including a list of 20 “blockbusters” that editors think will prove popular this summer. Those selections include Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming memoir “Hard Choices” and “Skin Game,” the next novel in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.
People interested in looking at a broader swath of literature could check out Amazon’s list of 100 books to read in a lifetime, or get recommendations through Goodreads, the Amazon-owned book-based social network that recently made it possible for people to import their purchases from Amazon.
In addition to all of Amazon’s recommendations, I’d suggest science fiction fans check out “Ancillary Justice,” the Nebula award-winning novel from Ann Leckie; and people looking for a non-fiction fix try out “Command and Control,” Eric Schlosser’s look at nuclear weapon safety.