Top Recommended Summer Reads

Dean's Reflections

Everyone can use a recommendation for a good book—especially in the summertime.

With Commencement behind us and other end-of-year events winding down, I recently traveled to London and Thailand to visit colleagues, students, and corporate partners. Now I am looking forward to heading to the beach with my family in July, so I definitely need a few good reads.

I asked a few colleagues for their top picks. Some are popular favorites, others overlooked gems, and a few might surprise you. Their list runs the gamut from inspirational to educational to thrilling, and I couldn’t resist adding one of my own.

Whether you download them for your e-reader, visit the library, or purchase a hard copy, I urge you to take a look at some of their recommendations to take along with you this summer.

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