21 good books for the summer

It’s June 21, the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer.

I am frequently asked for the recommendation of a good book to take on vacation, whether to read on a long plane flight or on a sunny beach beside the ocean. There are so many good books to recommend, and they don’t always have to be the newest books. Authors spend long, hard-working years writing their novels and non-fiction, and they deserve to stay noticed and recommended to readers.

So for this summer’s recommendations, I’m bringing to the forefront good books from the distant and not-too-distant past that I think you’ll enjoy. Certainly they would be worthy of my own summer reading tote, should I be new to them all over again. The list includes fiction, classic fiction, fiction series and non-fiction. They are good books, the kind that are satisfying and memorable. 21 for June 21.

Get the list here.