Our Favorite Authors Choose Their Favorite Summer Reads

Three titles you won't be able to put down.
The Great Gatsby
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

The Great Gatsby

192 pages; Scribner
A beautiful and frightening novel about summer, heat, money and love. It doesn't look for answers—it lets the questions play. I am not a fan of airport trash and "beach reads." This book makes me think. It makes me want to talk about it with my partner—thinking about it together is as good as sleeping together.