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It would be a perfect world if I could get as much reading done the rest of the year as I do in the summer. Unfortunately, that darn job gets in the way! With the onset of summer, I’m chomping at the bit to dive into all the fantastic new fiction being published. It was impossible for me to narrow this Top Ten Tuesday down to only ten titles, so I settled on five each for June, July and August. Rather than try to sum up books that I haven’t yet read, I’m going to share a bit about what draws me to each title. For a synopsis, click on the link.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Ballentine Books (6/6)
American historical fiction
Paula McClain recommendation
Perennials by Mandy Berman
Random House (6/6)
Summer camp coming-of-age story
Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses
Grand Central Publishing (6/13)
Single day storyline
Tension of a marriage on the rocks
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (6/27)
Story of two expat women, one gone missing
Middle East, Arab Spring setting
River Under the Road by Scott Spencer
Story told through 2 decades of parties
New York setting
Who is Rich? by Matthew Klam
Random House (7/4)
“Warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust…”
Contemporary male perspective
Meg Wolitzer endorsement
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marias
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (7/11)
1970’s Apartheid South Africa
Infinite Summer by Edoardo Nesi
Other Press (7/11)
Tuscany in the 1970’s
Three men starting a business
Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten Summer Reads of 2017
Refuge by Dina Nayeri
Riverhead Books (7/11)
Promise of beautiful writing
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Story of love, loss, mother-daughter
Coming-of-age in a larger sense
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Simon & Schuster (8/1)
Endorsed by Britt Bennett and Anton DiSclafani
The Lauras by Sara Taylor
Mother-child road trip
See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt
Atlantic Monthly Press (8/1)
New take on Lizzie Borden
Told from multiple perspectives
Part historical, part mystery – both in a debut
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Riverhead Books (8/15)
Family being pulled in different directions
Things that Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini
Italian teen navigating 1990’s Los Angeles culture
The 1994 earthquake
Very unusual sounding debut
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Sarah's Book Shelves says
Such a great list – Small Hours looks really interesting…just requested it on NG since all my June ARCs have been busts.
Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem says
I love how you organized your list 🙂 I want to read all of your June picks. I’m a sucker for historical fiction.
Here’s my TTT.
Susie | Novel Visits says
Thanks for stopping by Lillian. I’m heading over to take a look at your list next!
Some really interesting picks Susie! I like the sound of Perennials as well as The Confusion of Languages which was also on my list:)
I’m checking all of those! I’m reading Perennials next <3 I got denied Before we were yours 🙁 But I'll buy it!
Susie | Novel Visits says
I’m going to start Perennials tonight. I hope we both like it. It’s so hard to know with the ARC”s why we get turned down for some and approved for so many others.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library says
What a fantastic list! Most of these are new to me but I see several that need to be on my list – See What I Have Done and Girl in Snow look especially intriguing!
I’ve been looking forward to See What I Have Done for months. It’s such an interesting premise.
I love that we have overlap, but still plenty of differences! I don’t know why I love that- it just means that I’ll be adding to my insane TBR based on your recommendations!
I’m particularly interested in Small Hours and Refuge.
Nice list. I just picked 5 titles of new June releases on my site — which I hope to get to. From your list: I’ll probably try the Kamila Shamsie book — as I read her last one A God in Every Stone – which was a bit tough but interesting.