Have you been searching madly for a good book to keep you up nights, curl up with on the hammock or enjoy during a leisurely day of sailing? Look no further. Airfoil’s eBay Trading Assistant team – comprised solely of self-declared bibliomaniacs (loosely defined as those with an “excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books”) – have searched high and low through dusty stacks and electronic libraries to bring you this Summer Reading List of the Biblio-Obsessed. Happy page turning!

From the Library of Caitlin Cassady

Fun headshotThe book you’re too embarrassed to read in public, but it’s so good you do it anyway

20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction, Christine Hassler

The book you give to the family literati as a gift

The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

The book you should re-read once a year

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

The book that makes you become a bit of a conspiracy theorist (and chess master) 

 The Eight, Katherine Neville

The book your man-friend makes you read and you secretly love

Sahara, Clive Cussler

From the Library of Lisa Turner

(aka The Literary Elitist’s Guide to Summer Reading)

Goofy PictureFor the Jay Gatsby in you

Rules of Civility, Amor Towles

For the Sookie Stackhouse in you

The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

For the Ophelia, Regan or Lady Macbeth in you

The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown

For the Lady Brett Ashley or Jake Barnes in you

The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

For the Hermione Granger in you

Discovery Witches, Deborah E. Harkness

From the Library of Jamie Favazza

UntitledFor American lit lovers

For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

For history buffs

Maus, Art Spiegelman

For thinkers

Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

For French speakers

Kiffe kiffe demain, Faïza Guène

For poets

The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry, edited by Mary Ann Caws

From the Library of Kate Eidam

KateFor the writers and journalists among us

Going to See the Elephant, Rodes Fishburne

For the closet Vulcans

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

For (wild) animal lovers

The Daily Coyote, Shreve Stockton


For short story fiends

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, Alice Munro

For the poets who didn’t know it

The Trouble with Poetry, Billy Collins

Agree? Disagree? Have your own summer reading recommendations? Please let us know here, on Facebook or at @airfoilpr.

When Caitlin, Lisa, Jamie and Kate don’t have their noses buried in books or flipping pages on an e-reader, they hang out at their day jobs (which helps fund the cost of the book obsession) at Airfoil, a high-tech PR and marketing communications firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Detroit.