The kids are almost out of school and many of them will be working on summer reading throughout their vacation. Though not all of them love the idea, it’s a great practice to keep their minds engaged and help them learn to love reading, especially when they can choose the books.

But summer reading isn’t just for kids on break. Whatever your age, you can join in by picking a few good books to read over the summer.

Choose a few genres that you think you’ll enjoy and start making a list. Your local library will have thousands of titles to search through and librarians ready to help you narrow the list down to a few you’re sure to like. To get you started, here are a few of our recommendations.

  • Government
    • The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
    • The Constitution of Liberty by F.A. Hayek
    • I, Pencil by Leonard E. Read
  • Military
    • 8 Seconds of Courage by Flo Groberg, Tom Sileo
    • Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
    • Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe
  • Fiction
    • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • American history
    • 1776 by David McCullough
    • Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero by Kate Clifford Larsen
  • Self-improvement
    • The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community by Mark Dunkelman
    • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
    • The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life by Hal Elrod

These are just a few books that will open your eyes to someone else’s life, inspire you and challenge you. Share some of your favorite books with us! Happy reading!