IHGB #217 — The Summer Book List 2021 with Catha

I’ve got great news for you! The Seventh Edition of the IHGB Summer Book List is ready and here for you! All you have to do is click HERE, and you’ll be whisked away to titles upon titles categorized in specific genres. We’ve got Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, YA, Faith-Based, and even the Classics.

IHGB listener Karen suggested I record an entire episode about the list, and I thought it would be a good idea to bring in my friend Catha, who is an avid book reader, to peruse the list and tell us which ones are not to miss. 

See below for a list of Catha’s picks. I’m also including the list of my favorite books. As you can imagine, they swing Young Adult, Romance, and anything with Mindy Kaling’s name on it.


Click HERE to see the 2021 Summer Book List.

Catha’s Picks:
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Lincee Picks:
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah Maas
American Royals by Katharine McGee
The Selection Series by Keira Cass
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins


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Jo Ellen Hickey
Jo Ellen Hickey
June 3, 2021 3:58 pm

Loved the episode!
Bonus: Henry is SO well spoken and well read!

June 3, 2021 11:18 pm

I enjoyed this book episode. I really love your podcast and all of your friends!

June 4, 2021 2:17 pm

Thanks Lincee! I’ll be putting some of these on my list!

June 6, 2021 8:55 am

Loved this episode, and found that Catha’s picks were some of my all-time favorites! Would she be willing to share her GoodReads account name? I’d love to follow her there.

Lincee Ray
Lincee Ray
June 7, 2021 6:10 pm
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