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What books will Monitor readers be enjoying this summer?

We asked our readers what they are reading this month and – on a scale of 1 to 10 – here are the books they're enjoying the most.

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Kathyrn Sykes Krentz gives Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls a 9.

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Cynthia Ainsworth rates People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks as a 10.

Chic Barna calls In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larsonan "excellent narrative history of the first year of Hitler's Nazi Germany written from the prospective of the American Ambassador and his family's point of view" and rates it as an 8.

Jennifer Atwood calls Doc by Mary Doria Russell "fascinating historical fiction." She calls Russell "a really excellent writer, a joy to read" and she ranks her novel a 9.

Geoff Wisner rates The Master by Colm Toibin as an 8.

Rachel Unell calls No Dice by Mar Preston (8) a "very well researched and interesting mystery!"

Kim Thomas Miller rates Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand a 10.

Dennis Hargens heartily recommends Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, rating it as a 10 and callling it Foster's "tour de force." He also recommends that readers "read this as an ebook if you have an ereader" because it reaches over 1,100 pages.

Carol King Cummings recommends Tears of the Giraffe, part of the wonderful "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith.

Chip O'Connor and Omar Dehrab both recommend The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Both rate it as a 10 and O'Connor calls Campbell "an enthralling storyteller, who possessed an amazing insight into the collective subconscious, and human experience."

Jorg Lueke enjoyed Bad Samaritans: the Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang and gave a rank of 8.

Keith Vaglienti recommends Pirates of Venus by Edgar R. Burroughs.

Jennifer Susan rates Fundamentalism and American Culture by George Marsden as a 9.

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