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Every Sunday this summer, we’ll bring you a curated selection of recommended reads as part of our 100 Days of Summer series. Here, find out what Emma Roberts, Soffia Coppola, Rachel Comey, and more are reading.

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The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

“I return to this book again and again. It’s full of hope and a simple reminder of how we can change the world if we take care of the land.”  

—Alice Waters, chef/food activist/writer, whose memoir, Coming to My Senses, is out September 5  

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Scruples by Judith Krantz 

“For a juicy and fun read you can’t put down, pick this one up!”

—Sofia Coppola, writer/director/producer of The Beguiled, out June 23

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Summer Crossing by Truman Capote 



“I love Capote’s voice, and this book is the perfect beach read, set over a New York summer in 1945. It’s actually his first novel—although the manuscript was only discovered more than 50 years after he wrote it.”

—Emma Roberts, actress and cofounder of Belletrist

 
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Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong 

“Crazy families, illness, and heartbreak, the ‘I thought my life would look different at 30’ crisis—Goodbye, Vitamin hits all the marks. Rachel Khong does existential dread with laugh-out-loud humor and spare, illuminated prose.”

—Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter, in paperback now 

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The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

“This is one of the funniest novels ever written, and I come back to it at the beginning of every summer. A notorious Dublin drunk, O’Brien [a pseudonym of author Brian O’Nolan] reminds us that imagination is often richest when reality is left behind.”

—Lucas Zwirner, editorial director of David Zwirner Books 

 
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

“Barber’s gift for writing is almost an aside—he’s an impassioned fount of knowledge on all things food. As someone obsessed with heritage grains and hell-bent on their proliferation, it’s my must-read.”  

—Lexie Smith, baker and founder of Bread on Earth 

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One Man’s Meat by E.B. White

“A collection of short essays, observations, and stories from the late 1930s, this slim book is calming, enriching, and very non-digital.” 

—Rachel Comey, womenswear designer 

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Like Art: Glenn O’Brien on Advertising by Glenn O’Brien

“Glenn is one of my favorite writers and this book is all about two of my passions—advertising and art.”

—Andy Spade, co-founder of Partners & Spade

Related reading: 

A Bibliotherapist Prescribes the Best Summer Reads
The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2017
Shelf Improvement: 10 Must-Reads From the Wing

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