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Want to escape without travel costs? How about a good book?

a person in a long white sweater looking at an open thick book as seen from above
Jairo Gonzalez

Looking for an exciting summer adventure from the comfort of your couch?

Take respite from the heat in the pages of a good book.

On Cincinnati Edition, we’ll talk with local bibliophiles about their summer reading recommendations. We’ll also get tips for how to read more books — and read them more deeply.


  • Hillary Copsey, book advisor, The Mercantile Library
  • Gregory Kornbluh, owner, Downbound Books

Hillary's recommendations:

Margo's Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

Say Hello to My Little Friend by Jennine Capo Crucet

Bite By Bite by Aimee Nezhukamatathil

Charlie Hustle by Keith O'Brien

Greg's recommendations

You Dreamed of Empires by Alvaro Enrigue

Beautyland by Marie-Helene Bertino

Love Junkie by Robert Plunket

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