Oh, summer break, you’re finally here! Thanks to you, our awesome teachers have some much-needed free time to tackle the books they’ve been waiting so patiently to read.

We know that deciding what to read can be just as difficult as finding the time to read. Whether you plan to knock out your summer reading list basking in the sun poolside or cozied up at home, TeacherPop has a few recommendations to ensure your “me time” is time well-spent—and well-read. Check out our top 16 books for teachers’ summer reading below!

For the Beach

These books are perfect reads for those teachers looking for a “clean break” from the classroom.

  1. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
  1. Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  1. The World According to Star Wars by Cass R. Sunstein
  1. All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank
  1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  1. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danger
  1. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  1. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

To Live Long & Prosper

These books are all about wellness and growth. If you’re looking for inspiration and ways to grow as a person and a teacher, these picks are for you.

  1. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  1. Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan
  1. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
  1. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

On Education

We know how hard it is for teachers to leave the classroom behind, even if it’s just for a few weeks. These reads are a great way to keep one foot in the classroom while keeping another in the sand.

  1. Helping Children Succeed by Paul Tough
  1. Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected by Jim Knight
  1. Engage Every Family: 5 Simple Principles by Steve Constantino
  1. Digital Leadership by Eric Sheninger

What’s on your reading list this summer? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.