No matter how many years it’s been since graduation, there are some facts that 12-plus years of education can’t erase. September is the real start of the new year. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the the 3 Rs of life, even if only one starts with the letter “R.” And, summer equals summer reading.

The Book World team has compiled a list of 10 books that will make any beach vacation, plane ride, road trip, or staycation more entertaining.

Looking for a way to lean out rather than “Lean In” this month? Check out “The Woman Upstairs.” Did “On the Road” transform your teenage life? Pick up “The Flamethrowers.” Fascinated by food and non-fiction? Dig into “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.” Want to be the first one in your book club to discover the next hot, young author? Read “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.”

Speaking of book club, did your group decide to take a summer break and now you’re suffering from discussion withdrawal? Join our virtual book club! This summer we’ll be reading “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter. Check back throughout July for more about the book and even share your thoughts with the Book World team. Happy Reading!