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Summer Reading: Popular Fiction & Nonfiction Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading and the Bentley Library has plenty of titles to choose from! Want to unravel a mystery? Explore a fantasy universe? Time travel with a historical fiction novel? Learn a new skill?

Search by title, author, or keyword in the Bentley Library Search if you already have something in mind and want to see if it is available at the library.

If you're not sure where to get started, our popular fiction and nonfiction collections offer recent and bestselling titles in both print and electronic formats and are a great place to start.

popular reading and audiobook shelves

Our Popular Reading collection, located on the main level of the library, holds both fiction and nonfiction print titles. Come in to peruse the shelves or browse the list of available titles online.

For anyone who prefers to listen to their books, we offer Audiobooks on CD that can borrowed at the library services desk. Be sure to check out our Summer Road Trip Audiobook display in the main lobby from now until August 31st for easy browsing.

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Our OverDrive eBooks & audiobooks collection is available whether you are near or far this summer -- perfect if you are not able to make it to campus to check out a book. Borrow popular fiction and nonfiction eBook and audiobooks from this collection for up to 21 days. Use the Libby app to take these books with you on the go! You can even download them to your device for offline reading. Browse curated collections such as "Beach Reads" or the Newest Additions

Need more inspiration? Check out the Best Books of 2020 and Best Books of 2021 lists! These lists were created using the best books of the year lists from major publications such as the New York TimesWall Street Journal, NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, and more. They can be a great way to discover great new books that you may have missed.

As always, if you have questions or need a recommendation, feel free to reach out to one of the Bentley Librarians by contacting the Reference Desk