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May. 29, 2013

SciFri's Summer Reading List, 2013

by Julie Leibach

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Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas for SciFri’s summer reading list. It was hard to create a final-15 roster out of the dozens of fascinating recommendations that you made. The titles we finally singled out were suggested more than once and/or struck our staff’s fancy.
 
Our list is just the tip of the iceberg, and we hope it leads you to even more great science writing discoveries. Let us know what you think. And tune in this Friday to hear more about the list, as well as to chat about our May book club pick, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods.
 
To peruse the suggestions that we considered, visit the comments section in this post.
 
Recent Non-fiction Favorites (from 2013 and 2012)
Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks
Letters to a Young Scientist, by E.O. Wilson
 
Classic Non-fiction Favorites
Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin
The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
The Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas
 
Favorite Science Fiction
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
Dune, by Frank Herbert
The Mote in God's Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson
Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart
 
About Julie Leibach

Julie is the managing editor of ScienceFriday.com. She is a huge fan of sleep and chocolate. Follow her @julieleibach.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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