Top execs from Morgan Stanley, Mastercard, and United Airlines dish on their 5 summer reading recommendations about everything from social media algorithms to Winston Churchill

Are you not ready to say goodbye to summer? We have some book suggestions for you.McKinsey Consulting asked business leaders to recommend must-read books.We have compiled five titles of top Wall Street and corporate America executives.Loading Click to sign up for Insider marketing emails. You also agree to receive partner offers.You don't have to give up summer yet. There are still weeks to read a book and expand your horizons.McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm, has published its annual reading lists of more than 100 titles, which were compiled from business magnates and politicians.Insider has searched the list and found five titles from Wall Street and business leaders that you might be interested in.We bet you won't put this summer reading advice on the shelf again, despite James Gorman, Morgan Stanley's boss,'s preference for narrative nonfiction and Scott Kirby (CEO of United Airlines),'s love for Winston Churchill literature.James Gorman, CEO at Morgan StanleyHis recommendation: "Symphony of the City of the Dead Dmitri Shostakovich, and the Siege of Leningrad", by M.T. AndersonSynopsis: This nonfiction book is set in 1941 during World War II. Dmitri Stostakovich was trapped between the Nazi invading forces and the Soviet government. He wrote a symphony that would rouse, rally and eulogize his fellow citizens, the Leningrad Symphony. Publisher Penguin Random House states that this is the true story about a city under siege and the triumph of bravery in the face terrifying odds.This is why Gorman loves this book. Wall Street's most-paid CEO said to McKinsey, "Captures the journey of an composer writing a Symphony amidst Leningrad's siege." Anderson's powerful story tells, through the eyes a musician, about Russian resilience and the ability of to withstand hardship.Gorman said, "In a time when so many have been struggling, it is an important reminder to lean toward the things that keep our mental strong,"Shamina Singh is the EVP for Sustainability at Mastercard and the President of Center for Inclusive Growth.Her recommendation: John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley: In Search of America".Synopsis: The National Steinbeck Center states that Steinbeck's last novel is a "journey in both a literal and spiritual sense." The novel takes readers on a 1960 cross-country road trip where Steinbeck experiences Americana in an attempt to make up for his lack of connection with American life.Why Singh suggested the book: "I enjoyed traveling around the country in my early careers and I want to do it again with Steinbeck," she stated.Gretchen Howard is the COO at Robinhood MarketsHer recommendation: Erik Sherman's "Two Sides of Glory": The 1986 Boston Red Sox in their Own WordsSynopsis: The 1986 Boston Red Sox team speaks out about their win over the California Angels. They then talk about their losses to the New York Mets Game Six and the loss of the series."Bill Bucker speaks out about the terrible aftermath of his death. His name was synonymous with a muffled grounder. The University of Nebraska Press published the book. It said that Bruce Hurst, a pitcher, fell three times during an interview. "In each player’s retelling of the story, there is excitement at history not told and old mysteries solved."Howard's reasons for wanting to read the book: Howard says, "I'm excited about reading this book so that I can discuss it my son, who knows more baseball than anyone I have ever met."Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United AirlinesHis recommendation: Erik Larson's "The Splendid and the Vile": A Saga Of Churchill, Family and Defiance during the Blitz.Synopsis: This book examines the extraordinary personality of Winston Churchill, British prime minister and who led the United Kingdom to victory in World War II.Larson draws on a wealth untapped sources, including intelligence reports and files recently declassified, to bring to light Churchill's family members and how they pulled the country through "London’s darkest year," according the author's website.Kirby says this is why she loves the book. "Winston Churchill, one of my heroes," Kirby said to McKinsey. It was great to begin my summer with a book that gave me new insight into Churchill's character as a person.Jessica Herrera-Flanigan is VP for Public Policy & Philanthropy at Americas on TwitterHer recommendation: "The Ethical Algorithm" by Aaron Roth and Michael Kearns.Synopsis: While much has been written about social media algorithms over the past few years, this book "presents cutting edge research in science of socially conscious algorithm design," using case studies from medicine, law, and business to help understand it all.Herrera-Flanigan says she loves this book because it is "one of many books on algorithms and data that I have been reading this summer to help my understanding of the topic." It is a great primer on AI and ethics.