The Summer Reading List on Access Utah Monday

May 6, 2013

As we head towards summer, we’re talking books on Monday’s Access Utah.  What are you reading now? What’s on your summer reading list?  We look forward to your suggestions for children, young adults and adults. Our guests will include Margaret Brennan Neville from The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Andy Nettell from Back of Beyond Books in Moab and Catherine Weller from Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City.  They’ll talk about their current favorites and books being published soon that they’re excited about.

Summer Reading Picks from our guests:

Margaret Brennan Neville:

Young Adult:

  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
  • Wonder by J.R. Palacio

Middle Readers:

  • Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
  • Wonder by J.R. Palacio
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
  • Jackie Robinson American Hero by Sharon Robinson

Upcoming books:

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's by Chris Grabenstein, June 25
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, May 14


  • Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zukoff

Catherine Weller:

  • Prisoner of Zion by Scott Carrier
  • Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Gulp by Mary Roach
  • Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live by Marlene Zuk
  • Letters to a Young Scientist by E. O. Wilson
  • Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
  • Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Andy Nettell:

  • Alone on the Ice--David Roberts
  • Home of the Blizzard--Sir Douglas Mawson
  • Selected Letters of Willa Cather, ed. by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
  • Slickrock Paradox--Stephen Legault
  • Learning to Fly--Steph Davis
  • Summer I Became a Skydiver--Ben Lowe, Illustrated by Gavin Schmitt
  • Utah's Canyon Country Place Names--Steve Allen

Summer Reading Picks from our callers.


  • A Dog of Flanders


  • Don Quixote


  • The Fall of Arthur


  • The Raging Quiet
  • Princess Ben
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • American Girl books
  • Harry Hotter
  • The Horse Boy
  • Mao's Last Dancer


  • 9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed

Summer reading picks from online source.


  • Nothing Like It In The World, the Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
  • Naked in Baghdad


  • Les Miserables
  • Game of Thrones series
  • My Name is Red


  • Rome's Last Citizen
  • Imperium