Category: Alumni at Work

Title:Hoya Beach Reads Round-up: Summer 2024

Author: Racquel Nassor
Date Published: June 3, 2024

Basking in the summer sun is more fun with a good book. If you, your friends, and your family are looking to support a Hoya author, here are the 10 beach reads to pick up right away: 



a green, orange and red cover with the words "a thousand times before"

A Thousand Times Before by Asha Thanki (SFS’17)

This family saga follows three generations of women who inherit the experiences of those that lived before them.

a black cover with multicolored words "nightwatching - Tracy Sierra"

Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra (C’03)

In this thriller, recently named a Fallon Book Club pick, a mother is forced to face her deepest fears when her life and the lives of her children are threatened by an intruder.

white birds on an orange background with the words "no light to land on - Yara Zgheib" in yellow

No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib (G’12)

This adult fiction book follows a young Syrian couple whose lives are torn apart by a travel ban that prohibits a husband’s return from Jordan to America.

a hand holding a cocktail glass which is being struck by lightning and the words "a criminal magic - Lee Kelly"

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly (C’02)

In an alternative version of Prohibition-era America, magic, instead of alcohol, has been prohibited. This young adult fantasy novel follows a bootlegging sorcerer and an undercover Prohibition agent becoming entangled in the magical underworld.

a boy in front of a sky and below a flying airplane with the words "Lenox takes flight - by 'Iolani L. Bullock"

Lenox Takes Flight by ’Iolani L. Bullock (MBA’18)

Adventure awaits in this middle grade journey! Discover if Lenox will find his passport on time and face his fear in order to earn pilot wings.



the words "she said: breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey"

She Said by Megan Twohey (C’98)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, She Said is the story of their investigation of Harvey Weinstein.

a picture of a baseball stadium from home plate with the words "front office fantasies." Baseball field with a statistical graphic against a blue sky background. Baseball stadium photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash. Batted balls location diagram by Project Scoresheet, Inc.
Stadium photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash. Location diagram by Project Scoresheet, Inc.

Front Office Fantasies: The Rise of Managerial Sports Media by Branden Buehler (G’10)

Front Office Fantasies examines how obscure bureaucratic sports management roles have been transformed by sports media texts that fixate on the management class. 

a global map on a gray background with the words "always enough - a global food memoir"

Always Enough, A Global Food Memoir by Annette Anthony (SFS’86)

Always Enough is a cookbook that shares 160 recipes inspired by the author’s life in America, Europe, and Africa, and her global travels.

Against an orange background, a happy man points to the camera with the words "you're worth it" in white

You’re Worth It! By Tre’ Bohannon (B’20)

This motivational book offers tips and stories aimed to inspire readers to make bigger impacts and lead happier lives. 

a pirate skull under the words "a pirate's life for she: swashbuckling women through the ages"

A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages by Laura Sook Duncombe (L’11)

A Pirate’s Life for She tells the story of 16 women who sailed alongside—and sometimes commanded—their male pirate counterparts.


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