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Summer Reading List 2021

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This summer, the Dirigible team is hitting the books. Below you can find a curated list of our all-time favorites, what we’re currently reading and what we’re looking forward to peering into next.

Baker making a pie

Sam’s Picks


By Marilynne Robinson

An all-time favorite, Pulitzer-prize finalist poetically highlighting the story of three generations of women


Preston & Child

A thrilling favorite!

Welcome to the Monkey House

By Kurt Vonnegut

I’m currently reading this.

Jake’s Picks

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

By S.C. Gwynne

Recently finished this historical account of the fight between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West.


By Frank Herbert

One worth coming back to! Read this a long time ago and Jake is planning to re-read it this summer.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

By Robert A. Heinlein

Just some good old, golden age classic sci-fi.

The Moon

Ryan’s Picks

Currently reading:

Blind Spot

By Teju Cole

Beautiful pairings of photographs and free-associative prose.


By Jeff Lemire


By Marilynne Robinson

Picked up per Sam’s recommendation!


Katherine’s Picks

The Heart’s Invisible Furies

By John Boyne

A favorite, set in Ireland over the course of seven decades. Fun fact: John Boyne also wrote The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – definitely a different vibe, but amazing writing nonetheless!

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Another Irish book, written by the newly-famed Sally Rooney

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

By Alison Bechdel

Graphic novel written by the creator of the “Bechdel Test”