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What Are You Reading This Summer?

Everyone’s favorite question as summer begins is “What are you reading this summer?” sometimes out of genuine interest, and sometimes to make it sound like they aren’t watching as much Netlflix as they really are. Just in case you’re looking for a good answer to this question or are as much of an avid reader as we are, here’s a list with something for every age, written on Domtar Paper:

IT by Stephen King

“There were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness, but the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.”

Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy by Rachel Renée Russell

“Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe and Zoey are up for another adventure in the 11th book in the New York Times’ best-selling ‘Dork Diaries’ series, which chronicles the daily drama of Nikki Maxwell’s life in and out of school through doodles, drawings and comics presented in diary form.”

 The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

“The Emmy-winning comedian, actress, writer and star of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ and the acclaimed film ‘Trainwreck’ has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning brand of smart, satirical humor. In the refreshingly candid collection of essays, ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,’ Schumer shares the experiences that have shaped who she is: a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in while making us laugh.”

The Definitive Guide on How to Launch Your Own Magazine by Samir Husni

Written by “Mr. Magazine” himself, Samir Husni, this book is all about how to get your very own magazine started. The director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, School of Journalism, Dr. Husni is an expert on magazines and what it takes to get one started. Using his guide and some long, summer evenings, you can feel secure that you’re fully armed with everything you need.

Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman

“Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon — Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Yet even after hitting rock bottom, the man who once admitted being addicted to everything fought his way back, achieving success as an actor and happiness and stability as a father and husband. Brutal, honest, raw and often hilarious, ‘Undisputed Truth’ is the singular journey of an inspiring American original.”

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

“The world changed on November 22, 1963, when three shots rang out in Dallas and President Kennedy was killed. What if you could change it back? Jake Epping is a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: In his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane — and insanely possible — mission to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson in a new world of Elvis and JFK, big American cars and sock hops, a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life — a life that transgresses the normal rules of time.”

Salinger by David Shields

“Constructed like a thriller, this oral biography takes you into reclusive author J.D. Salinger’s private world for the first time, through the voices of those closest to him: his World War II brothers-in-arms; his family; his friends; his lovers; his classmates; his editors; his colleagues at the New Yorker; his spiritual advisors; and the people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Their intimate recollections are supported by more than 175 photos (many of which have never been seen before), diaries, legal records and private documents, which are woven throughout the text. In addition, the book includes Salinger’s lost letters, which reveal his views on love, literature, fame, religion, war and death, and provide a raw and revelatory self-portrait.”

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