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 Marilynne Robinson
An all-time favorite, Pulitzer-prize finalist poetically highlighting the story of three generations of women
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.
Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals
By Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Marian can’t wait to start this one.
Disability Visibility First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
By Alice Wong
We Will Not Cancel Us And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice
By adrienne maree brown
Also on the list!
Looking for some inspiration? Try these three reads. (Pro tip from Allie: try listening to them as audiobooks!)
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero
Does what’s on the tin.
The Wreckage of My Presence
By Casey Wilson
Never has an opening line of a book resonated with Nathan more than “I am a bed person.”
The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives
By Brian Moylan
Finally, historians are fixating on world events that are truly notable.
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!
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
By Alison Bechdel
Graphic novel written by the creator of the “Bechdel Test”
Published on Jun 11 2021
Last Updated on Feb 20 2023