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Aah, summer! It’s my favorite season for so many reasons, and the long days with extra hours to read books has to be at the top of that list. There is nothing better than a lazy summer day combined with a great new book. This year, June has an explosion of new releases I’m excited about. I already shared a few from the start of the month in my Spring Preview 2019, and am still left with a bunch to share today, plus others from July and August. Get ready to start putting in those library holds and happy reading!
Later June Releases
Bunny by Mona Awad
– A book laced with dark humor.
– Outsider joining the “popular” crowd.
– Described as “stunningly bizarre” by Publisher’s Weekly.
One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase
– Two friends, one fiancé.
– Told in alternating voices.
– Seems like a fast, fun mystery read.
One Night in Georgia by Celeste O. Norfleet
– 1968 coming-of-age story.
– 3 African American coeds on a road trip to Atlanta.
– Racially charged journey, with dark turns.
After the End by Clare Mackintosh
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (6/25)
– Parents at odds over how to help a sick child.
– Exploration of the “what if.”
– Early buzz suggest it’s a great one for book clubs.
How Could She by Lauren Mechling
– Story of female friendship
– NYC setting amidst the cutthroat world of media.
– Purported to be “hilarious.”
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
– Perfect time of year to take on a long book.
– Story of a modern American family spanning 40 years.
– It’s a debut.
We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach
Random House (7/2)
The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess
Henry Holt and Co. (7/9)
– That cover!
– Literary, coming-of-age, and suspense in one.
– 1987 summer in Cape Cod.
The Need by Helen Phillips
Simon & Schuster (7/9)
– A mother alone with 2 kids, hears footsteps.
– Emily St. John Mandel AND Rebecca Makkai blurbs.
– These words: “subversive, speculative thriller.”
A Prayer for Travelers by Ruchika Tomar
Riverhead Books (7/9)
– Desolate California-Nevada setting.
– Debut of unlikely female friendship.
– One girl vanishes, another must find her.
Marilou is Everywhere by Sarah Elaine Smith
Riverhead Books (7/30)
– Glowing endorsements by Julie Buntin and Smith Henderson.
– One teenage girl slipping into another’s life.
– It’s a debut.
We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White
Atria Books (8/6)
– Honestly? How could you not with that cover!
– Friendship beginning in the 60’s, spanning 30 years.
– A story of mothers, daughters, and secrets.
The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh
Spiegel & Grau (8/6)
– Sister investigating brother’s death.
– Midwest town swamped with the opioid crisis.
– Perfect timing for a gritty mystery.
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Simon & Schuster (8/13)
– Intersecting lives of two NYC couples across decades.
– Husbands are co-ministers of a church.
– A debut novel and a gorgeous cover!
Things You Save in the Fire by Katherine Center
St. Martin’s Press (8/13)
What summer releases are you most looking forward to?
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