O Magazine Reveals Summer Reading List

By Dianna Dilworth 

O, The Oprah Magazine has revealed its essential summer reading list, a 14-page spread that runs in the July issue.

The list is divided into nine categories including: Born in the USA, Hear Them Roar and American Pastoral.

“We looked at how rich the crop of new books was this season and couldn’t wait to share our discoveries,” stated Leigh Haber, Books Editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. “And we had a lot of fun reading and creating intriguing categories around the fabulous books we found.”

We have the entire list for you after the jump.

O Magazine’s List of The Best Books of Summer 2016

Category: Born In The USA

How the Post Office Created America by Winifred Gallagher

Never a Dull Moment: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth

The Lynching by Laurence Leamer

The Hour of the Land by Terry Tempest Williams

Under the Stars by Dan White

Witness to the Revolution by Clara Bingham

Category: Future Shock

The City of Mirrors by Justin Winters

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver

Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Category: Hear Them Roar

Dating Tips for the Unemployed by Iris Smyles

Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman

I’m Just A Person by Tig Notaro

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Shrill by Lindy West

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Category: American Pastoral

Buffalo Jump Blues by Keith McCafferty

Lions by Bonnie Nadzam

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

Nitro Mountain by Lee Clay Johnson

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Category: Icons

A Loaded Gun by Jerome Charyn

Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays by Cynthia Ozick

Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lubow

Everybody Behaves Badly by Lesley M.M. Blume

Paul McCartney: The Life by Phillip Norman

The Sun and Moon and the Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen

Category: Love Affairs

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Teardrop Lounge by Alice Adams

The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Category: Odyssey

Double Cup Love by Eddie Huang

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen

Category: Sinners and Saints

Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley

The Cook Up by Watkins

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

The Hospital Always Wins by Issa Ibrahim

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

Walking the Dog by Elizabeth Swados

Category: The Gilded Cage

Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam

Smoke by Dan Vyketa

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel

This Is Not My Beautiful Life by Victoria Fedden

We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley

Category: War & Peace

A Hero of France by Alan Furst

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong

Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

The Way to the Spring by Ben Ehrenreich

Tribe by Sebastian Junger