Summer Reading List 2021
Wanna join our book club?
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.
By Kate Lebo
A cookbook/memoir with razor-sharp writing
By Claire Saffitz
The title says it all.
By Wally Koval
A visual delight.
By Lisa Ludwinski
All killer, no filler (except, of course pie filling)
By Zadie Smith
I cannot wait to start this one. Smith is my favorite author!
By Marilynne Robinson
An all-time favorite, Pulitzer-prize finalist poetically highlighting the story of three generations of women
Preston & Child
A thrilling favorite!
By Kurt Vonnegut
I’m currently reading this.
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.
By Robert A. Heinlein
Just some good old, golden age classic sci-fi.
By Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Marian can’t wait to start this one.
By Alice Wong
By adrienne maree brown
Also on the list!
By Joan Didion
A California classic and a favorite!
By Clarice Lispector
Looking for some inspiration? Try these three reads. (Pro tip from Allie: try listening to them as audiobooks!)
By Simon Sinek
Learn more about what goes behind marketing and business!
By Jen Sincero
Does what’s on the tin.
By Casey Wilson
Never has an opening line of a book resonated with Nathan more than “I am a bed person.”
By Brian Moylan
Finally, historians are fixating on world events that are truly notable.
By Teju Cole
Beautiful pairings of photographs and free-associative prose.
By Marilynne Robinson
Picked up per Sam’s recommendation!
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!
Another Irish book, written by the newly-famed Sally Rooney
By Alison Bechdel
Graphic novel written by the creator of the “Bechdel Test”
Published on Jun 11 2021
Last Updated on Feb 20 2023