Each summer, WGBH's Greater Boston sifts through the best books that hit the shelves this year, including top picks in fiction, non-fiction, and those must-read guilty pleasures. This year's picks come with the help of local authors Alysia Abbot, author of Fairy Land: A Memoir of My Father;  Jack Gantos, author of From Norvelt to Nowhere; and Gish Jen, author of Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self

Guilty Pleasures:



Children's/Young Adult:


Have a book you'd like to add to the list? Submit your recommendations in the comments section below.