Jewish Book Council Recommends Summer Reads


Summer is the time when many of us like to kick back and relax through reading.

Miri Pomerantz Dauber, Director, Jewish Book Council Book Clubs, provides the following suggestions, some of which were recognized with Jewish Book Council awards. The 2020 Jewish Book Award recipients will be announced on January 12, 2021.


Non Fiction

JBC’s web­site fea­tures a data­base of cur­rent and past Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win­ners and final­ists; judges’ remarks on the 2019 win­ners and final­ists book pages

The Jewish Book Council (JBC)is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote books of Jewish interest. Through reviews, awards, public programs, book club resources, an annual literary journal, the JBC Network author touring program which connects synagogues, JCCs, and other institutions with current authors for events (virtual for this year!), and more, Jewish Book Council engages in conversations around literature. Find out more, read reviews, sign up to receive JBC’s annual book club reading selection guide, or register with the JBC Network at

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