Staff Summer Reading List!

harrypotterpoaHope everyone is having a fantastic, fun filled summer so far!  With the semester being over, we hope there is more free time in everyone’s schedules.  For those of us on staff at 13th Floor Magazine, we can’t wait to use our newly found free time to do a little summer reading for pleasure than for homework.  So, to inspire you, we’ve compiled a list of books we’re looking forward to getting to read (or reread) over the next couple months.

To make it interesting, we’ve mixed our lists together to inspire each other with our very different tastes in literature.  Although we share a common passion for creating an outlet for our peers to showcase their original work, we all have very different picks for an exciting new read.  We encourage you to make your own list, or choose some from ours.  Curl up under the shade of your favorite tree or on a chair by the pool while soaking up the UV rays, and get lost in a new story for a while.

Here’s the list:

  • Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Insurgent by Victoria Roth
  • Farthest House by Margaret Lukas
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Outlander by Diane Gabaldon
  • The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
  • The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Math Girls by Hiroshi Yuki
  • The Tain: From the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge
  • On Certainty by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • The Fire in the Fiction by Donald Maass
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
  • Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel by Lionel Shriver
  • Anthropology of an American Girl by Hillary Thayer Hamann
  • The Dream of a Common Language by Adrinne Rich
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Enjoy your readings!  If you decide to read some from our list, let us know what you thought about the book or the author.  We look forward to getting lost between the covers of a book for a while and are excited to discussing them later.  Happy reading, and don’t forget your sunscreen!


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