It’s been a great year of reading here at Camp Koryta. If you’re searching for an end-of-summer read, check out some of my favorites from this year below, or scan previous recommendations from the newsletter! I’ve got everything from mysteries to literary fiction to short stories, YA, and sportswriting — and even opioid manufacturing — in the mix, so there’s really no excuse not to find something that works for you in here. If you’re trying to find an excuse, I included a re-read of an Elmore Leonard novel. There’s never an excuse not to pick up an Elmore Leonard novel.

In no particular order:

  1. The River, by Peter Heller
  2. Boy’s Life, by Robert McCammon
  3. Dreyer’s Usage, by Peter Dreyer
  4. On the Come Up, by Angie Thomas
  5. The Cost of These Dreams, by Wright Thompson
  6. Northland, by Porter Fox
  7. Gone Too Long, by Lori Roy
  8. Working, by Robert Caro
  9. Stick, by Elmore Leonard
  10. Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport
  11. When They Find My Body, by D. Dauphinee
  12. The Deep, by Alma Katsu
  13. The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
  14. Bottle of Lies, by Katherine Eban
  15. Growing Things, by Paul Tremblay