June Reading List

UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried.

“I just started the audiobook for Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (also marketed as Midnight Riot in the U.S.) for my book club. It’s a hybrid detective/fantasy novel (police work + magic), which wouldn’t normally be my cup of tea, but it’s also laugh-out-loud funny. Two or three one-liners in just the first hour made me laugh very hard.” -Elizabeth Zaleski

“I just borrowed Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson from the library. I believe it was Rosemary who mentioned this book in our all-staff meeting earlier this year, as a suggested continuation for individual anti-racism education.” -Lacey Losh

“I’ve been listening to the audiobook of The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante, after also reading and loving the Neapolitan novels over the last year. Since standard Italian vs. dialect is such a large part of her writing (and I speak neither!), I really appreciate being able to hear the differences in how characters speak in the audio version.” -Anne Aberle

“I just finished reading The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John. It’s the perfect summer read – funny, charming, and happy endings all around!” -Bridget Barry

“I’m getting ready to start Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream by Ben Ryan. It’s the next book that my friend’s Olympics podcast book club is going to read. Besides understanding their discussion when I listen to their book club podcast this should be good pre-Olympics reading.” -Erica Corwin

“I’m getting ready to start King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve read her Shadow & Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology and am excited to jump back into the grishaverse!” -Sarah Kee

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