Under the Radar Summer Reads from Nancy Pearl.


If you like your summer reading to take you beyond the beaten path, librarian Nancy Pearl is here to help. NPR's go-to books guru joins us once again to share "under the radar" reads — books she thinks deserve more attention than they've been getting. Pearl talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about some of the titles she picked out for the summer reading season — several of which will make you reconsider the way you think about maps.

I've only read one of the six—T.S. Spivet, which I liked, but didn't love—but I'm all over reading two of the others: the Peter Dickinson, because I'll read anything by him, and The Glass Sentence, because it looks like a good one.