While many people prefer something light and escapist for their summer reading, political scientist Donald Cuccioletta says it's a perfect time to mentally devour something that requires deep thinking.

His list of long-form reads for political junkies includes six tomes that examine current events and how politics reached its current state.

His suggestions are:

  • Bill Browder, "Red Notice: A True Story Of High Finance, Murder And One Man's Fight For Justice"
  • Chantal Mouffe "For A Left Populism"
  • Stephen Harper "Right Here, Right Now: Politics And Leadership In The Age Of Disruption"
  • David Frum, "Trumpocracy : The Corruption Of The American Republic
  • Dimitrios Roussopoulos, "Political Ecology: System Change Not Climate Change"
  • Alan Light, " What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography"