9 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

By Connect Staff, September 2, 2016

“Everything’s Eventual” by Stephen King
This book is a collection of 14 short stories—some are thrillers and some are more subdued, so it’s a nice mix. Basically, I can be scared out of my mind one minute and then intrigued by a thoughtful story the next. King writes so descriptively, and I love those details.  —Anna Dunn, Chief Copy Editor

“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” by Mindy Kaling
If I could have any celebrity as a best friend, it would be Mindy Kaling. Not only is her first memoir a laugh-out-loud read, it’s also a tale everyone can relate to. Think about how awkward it was finding friends during childhood or how intimidating it was trying to make it in your career—Kaling nails it in this book.  —HP

“In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware
This awesome beach or vacation read is a thriller that sucks you into a complicated story about twisted friendships from the first chapter. I think it’s the next “Gone Girl” and hope they make a movie out of it. It’s the author’s first book. I’m bummed she has no others!  —KO

“Reset: Jesus Changes Everything” by Nick Hall
I read this before interviewing Hall for Connect Faith on his Together conference at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and loved how raw and honest he is in the book about his mission and how he started his ministry. It’s an eye-opening look behind his Reset/Together movement.  —AD

“Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson
It’s a really thought-provoking science fiction story about how people respond—both technologically and psychologically—to a planetwide disaster. Plus, who can resist a palindromic title?  —Clint Poy, Graphic Designer

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