An astronaut wakes up with amnesia, and discovers he is on a mission to save the world. This book is a return to what made The Martian such a great read. There’s a sarcastic but earnest narrator, many a life-threatening disaster, and so very much clearly and cleverly explained science. Once I started reading it, I could not stop.
– Nate, Browsers Bookshop, Olympia, WA
President Obama’s summer reading list can help you focus your browsing if you’ve felt overwhelmed by all the great books; your favorite stores’ staff picks sections are more fantastic starting points. Where do you usually go first in your favorite store? Do you have somewhere you browse first on their websites?
At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop
Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen
Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
Intimacies by Katie Kitamura