What is Read This Summer?

It’s Mailchimp’s summer reading program. But it’s also more than that.

Now in its fifth year, Read This Summer’s origin stems from our longstanding partnership with the Decatur Book Festival. In 2015, our DBF friends asked us if we’d like to invite a track of authors to the festival. We sure did, and it ended up being super educational and fun. So fun, in fact, that in 2016 we had no choice but to do a company-wide book club as well. By 2017, thoroughly buzzed on sharing great reads with others, we decided to invite the whole world to read along with us. That trend continues to this day.

This year, we’re excited to host a wide-ranging crew chosen by author, New York Times Magazine writer, and podcaster Jenna Wortham.

Check out our Read This Summer Alumni Association:

Read Last Summer (2018)

Selected by Shea Serrano

Read The Summer Before Last Summer (2017)

Selected by Longform

Read The Summer Before The Summer Before Last Summer (2016)

Selected by Alexander Chee

Read A Few Summers Back But Who’s Even Keeping Track At This Point TBH (2015)

Selected by Roxane Gay

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