It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates.


Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to keep a couple from getting married. April 23

Charlaine Harris, "Dead Ever After": The Southern waitress with paranormal powers, Sookie Stackhouse, who inspired the "True Blood" series, has her grand finale in the end to this series. May 7

John Le Carre, "A Delicate Truth": From the spymaster comes a story rife with dark and morally challenging questions revolving around a counterterrorist operation on Gibraltar. May 7

Dan Brown, "Inferno": Robert Langdon ("The Da Vinci Code") finds himself in sticky situations revolving around Dante's Divine Comedy. May 14

Khaled Hosseini, "And the Mountains Echoed": "The Kite Runner" author takes readers to Kabul, Paris, San Francisco and a Greek island in a book that "promises to stir deep, universal emotions," according to Pratt staff. May 21

Dean Koontz, "Deeply Odd": The next entry in Koontz's fast-paced series involving Odd Thomas, a man who fights evil by communicating with spirits. May 28

Column McCann, "Transatlantic": Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and aviator John Alcock all appear in the latest story form the National Book Award-winner. June 4

Neil Gaiman, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane": Expect a "postmodern fairy tale by a man who writes outside genre lines," according to Pratt staff. June 18


David Sedaris, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls": A new essay collection from Sedaris, who has been called "the pre-eminent humorist of his generation" by Entertainment Weekly. April 23

Michael Pollan, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation": The best-selling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" takes us to his own kitchen in his newest book. April 23

Amanda Knox, "Waiting to Be Heard": Amid the news of Italy's decision to retry the American accused of killing her roommate, details from her Italian journals will be especially relevant. April 30

Tom Clavin, "The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream": The acclaimed sportswriter chronicles the story of the brothers and the role of baseball in their lives. May 14

Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider: A Memoir": The prospect of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open means it's a "great time to read about tennis' original bad boy, Jimmy Connors," according to Pratt staff. May 14

Rick Atkinson, "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945": The Pulitzer winner and "reigning chronicler of World War II" (per Pratt staff) will be at the Pratt on June 18. May 14

Marion Winik, "Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living": The local author, whose humor is compared to Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, chronicles her life as a widowed and divorced single mom. June 18