Summer is a great time to catch up on the year's best books, as well as old ones you may have missed in years past. We asked some of our favorite Long Island authors to share their own reading lists.
Michael D'Antonio of Miller Place
LATEST BOOK "A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup" (Riverhead, $26.95)
WHAT HE'S READING "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C. Gwynne
HE SAYS "It's a tribal history of the Comanches. One of the things I really like about it is he doesn't present any of the cliches we might be familiar with."
Susan Isaacs of Sands Point
LATEST BOOK "As Husbands Go" (Scribner, $25)
WHAT SHE'S READING Stephen King's "On Writing"
SHE SAYS "It's fabulous. It's somewhere between a manual and a memoir. He's such a wonderful writer."
Michael Atkinson of Centerport
LATEST BOOK "Hemingway Cutthroat" (Minotaur, $24.99)
HE SAYS "I'm not a big beach-read person; the better the book is, the more you forget you are on the beach. Maybe the intention is to bring lousy books to the beach so you never forget where you are."
Hilary Thayer Hamann of Sag Harbor
LATEST BOOK "Anthropology of an American Girl" (Spiegel & Grau, $26)
SHE SAYS "I would love to write a few plays, so I'm attracted to the form. They're dialogue-driven, so I find it to be a good way to retrain my ear to dialogue, and just rediscover the possibilities of dialogue."
Jen Calonita of Merrick
WHAT SHE'S READING "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin, "She's So Dead to Us" by Kieran Scott, "Only the Good Spy Young" by Ally Carter, "Insatiable" by Meg Cabot
SHE SAYS "I like to laugh and smile when I read, so those are the books I gravitate toward. There's so much hard, serious stuff going on in the world."