The Top 10 Books to Read This Summer

If your summer goal is to read more, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for your new favourite beach read or want to brush up on some professional development reads, we’ve got you covered! Check out our curated list of the top 10 new books to read this summer.

Emotion By Design: Creative Leadership Lessons from a Life at Nike by Greg Hoffman
Release Date: April 4, Genre: Nonfiction, Business

Former Nike Chief Marketing Officer Greg Hoffman shares lessons and stories on the power of creativity, taken from nearly three decades with the company. Learn to unlock the creativity within a brand to develop stronger emotional bonds with consumers using three simple principles: creativity is a team sport, dare to be remembered, and leave a legacy, not just a memory.

Book of Night by Holly Black
Release Date: May 3, Genre: Fantasy

A low-level con artist gets dragged into the magical underground market for shadow trading in this new, modern, dark fantasy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.

Such Big Dreams by Reema Patel
Release Date: May 9, Genre: Contemporary Fiction

A savvy former street kid living in the Mumbai slums is faced with difficult choices when interacting with a privileged intern at a Mumbai law office. Named a Loan Stars Top Ten Pick and a CBC Canadian Fiction title to watch.

The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
Release Date: May 9, Genre: Romance

Family secrets come to light when a woman has one last family vacation with her adult children at her summer house on Cape Cod before selling it in this new novel from New York Times bestseller and undisputed boss of the beach read, Jennifer Weiner.

Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World by Tyler Cowen & Daniel Gross
Release Date: May 17, Genre: Nonfiction, Business

Renowned economist Tyler Cowen and venture capitalist and entrepreneur Daniel Gross set out to study the art and science of finding talent at the highest level: the people with the creativity, drive, and insight to transform an organization and make everyone around them better. This book is for people searching for talent and for those who wish to be searched for, found and discovered.

We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu
Release Date: May 12, Genre: Nonfiction

Marvel’s newest recruit shares his must-read inspiring and unexpected origin story. Simu Liu rose from the ashes of a failed accounting career (yes, you read that right) to become Shang-Chi. We Were Dreamers is more than a celebrity memoir—it’s a story about growing up between cultures, finding your family and becoming the master of your own extraordinary circumstances.

How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Release Date: June 14, Genre: Nonfiction

By teaching children the reality of racism and the myth of race, we can raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant.

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Release Date: June 14, Genre: Contemporary Fiction

A summer of shenanigans takes place at the recently renovated Hotel Nantucket as manager Lizbet Keaton refuses to let even a ghost hurt the hotel’s reputation.

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager Release
Date: June 21, Genre: Mystery & Thriller

A recently widowed actress retreats to her family’s lake house to escape the press and becomes suspicious when the wife across the lake disappears.

On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
Release Date: June 21, Genre: Romance

A Ghanaian-American doctor questions if her life is what she wants or what her parents have chosen for her. It’s a quarter-life crisis of epic proportions.