One of my favorite activities of the year is reading summer book lists. As I did last year and earlier, this year I have compiled some of the best reading lists of the summer, from a wide variety of sources:


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American Express Open Forum: Top 10 Business Books for Summer Reading

CBC Books Summer 2016 reading list

Chicago Tribune: 30 Books You Should Read This Summer

CNBC: Wall Street’s summer reading list—and what it says about the market

Forbes: The Ultimate Summer Reading List For Entrepreneurs

Inc.: 15 Business Books Worth Reading This Summer

Information Management: 18 Books IT Leaders Should Read This Summer

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: How executives can make the most of their summer vacation

Newsweek: Here’s What J.P. Morgan Thinks Its Rich Clients Should Read This Summer

Publishers Weekly: Best Summer Books 2016

Rutgers University: What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

Stanford Graduate School of Business: 10 Business Books to Read this Summer

Tech Insider: 16 books that changed our lives

USA TODAY: Hot Books for Summer

Washington Post: Career Coach: Here’s a list of business books for your summer reading

Wired: This Summer’s 14 Must-Read Books

As you might imagine, there are some books that are featured on multiple lists, such as Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Adam Grant’s Originals, Arianna Huffington’s  The Sleep Revolution and Charles Duhigg’s Smarter Faster Better.

Although the emphasis of many of these lists is on business, leadership, self-improvement and technology books, you’ll still find a wide range of creative expression in practically every genre. Not all the books are new releases, so you get an opportunity to catch up on some terrific recommendations. I hope that providing these lists in a handy format gives you the perfect place to start your all-important summer reading choices.

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