Top Book Picks for Great Summer Reading from 'Good Morning America'

Summer Books

"Whiplash (An FBI Thriller)" by Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter's husband-and-wife FBI special agent duo, Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, return in the 14th novel in the FBI series. The couple squares off against a ruthless multinational drug company.



Non-Fiction



Summer Books

"Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird" by Mary McDonagh Murphy; foreward by Wally Lamb

2010 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the now classic "To Kill A Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee. This book by journalist Mary McDonagh Murphy is based on her documentary film and includes a collection of interviews with famous Americans about how Harper Lee's masterpiece influenced them.



Summer Books

"Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century" by Michael Hiltzik

The 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Hoover Dam is in September. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzikuses' book looks at the dam's conception, design and construction to shine a light on a country struggling to emerge from the Great Depression.



Summer Books

"Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea" by Linda Greenlaw

This book is the sequel to "The Hungry Ocean" and marks Linda Greenlaw's return to non-fiction. "Seaworthy" chronicles her return to one of the world's most dangerous professions: swordfishing.



Summer Books

"War" by Sebastian Junger

Journalist Sebastian Junger writes about the men fighting in the most remote, most violent corner of Afghanistan. Junger spent months embedded with one platoon.



Memoir/Biography



Summer Books

"Hitch-22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens

In his most personal book to date, Christopher Hitchens explores the calamities, contradictions and curiosities of being Hitch.



Summer Books

"You Don't Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray" by Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. and Mary Jane Ross

This personal memoir of the private Ray Charles, the man behind the legend, was written by his eldest son.



Summer Books

"Furious Love -- Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century," by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

Written by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, "Furious Love" takes a look at the life and love of Hollywood icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.



Fiction:



Summer Books

"The Passage" by Justin Cronin

"The Passage" is a story about vampires, viruses and a young girl who has a chance to save the world.

When the author appeared on "GMA" in early June the master of horror himself, Stephen King, called in to the show to tell Justin how much he loved The Passage.



Summer Books

"The Swimming Pool" by Holly LeCraw

This debut novel by Holly LeCraw is a story of secrets, murder and a May-December romance -- welcome to summer and Cape Cod.



Summer Books

"Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen offers a powerful story about a mother, a father and a family, and the explosive, disastrous consequences of what seem like normal, everyday actions.



Summer Books

"Insatiable" by Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot blends trend with tradition to create a fresh, funny, pulse-pounding and poignant update of the dark eternal gothic romance, Dracula.



Summer Books

"Fly Away Home" by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the bestselling author of "Good in Bed." Her latest book is the story of a mother and two daughters who come together after a lifetime of distance.



Summer Books

"Beachcombers" by Nancy Thayer

The author of "Beach House" tells the story of three unique sisters who reunite over a transformative summer in Nantucket.

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