Ready to get the latest news? Here’s some of the best books to be released during this summer
‘The Sunlight Night’ by Rebecca Dinerstein
It narrates the experience of the author, who decided to live at the very top of the world, where the sun never sets for a period of time. Get swept away to remote Norway with Dinerstein’s lyrical prose about lovers Frances and Yasha. The sites are picturesque, the love is real, and anything can happen. You’ll just have to read about it to find out what actually does.
‘Saint Mazie’ by Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins, has traded writing about the Midwest for Jazz Age New York. If you love historical stories with bold language that vividly paint a picture of another era, you’ll be so happy to spend your summer days alongside Mazie Phillips, the real-life proprietress of a downtown NYC movie theater called The Venice.
‘In the Unlikely Event’ by Judy Blume
A new classic. It tells the story of a group of people whose lives are changed by an unlikely disaster in the 1950s when several airplanes crashed.
‘In the Country: Stories’ by Mia Alvar
If you want to travel the globe but can’t get the vacation time, Mia Alvar’s collection will help you out. Her evocative stories follow Filipinos going through myriad life experiences in places scattered across the map. With Alvar’s enchanting voice as you will be surprised that In the Country is her debut
‘The Star Side of Bird Hill’ by Naomi Jackson
A coming-of-age story, where 16-year-old Dionne and 10-year-old Phaedra are sent from Brooklyn to St. John to stay with their grandmother — and learn stories about family in the process. If you love character studies and rich culture, you’ve found your novel.
‘The Small Backs of Children’ by Lidia Yuknavitch
If you want a novel that’s going to swallow you alive this summer, turn to Lidia Yuknavitch, whose The Backs of Small Children is the kind of book that goes straight for your heart and your mind. Fearlessly, Yuknavitch takes you to war-torn Eastern Europe to ponder ideas of love, loss, and identity you’ll keep thinking about well after the brief novel is done.
‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee
It seems impossible that another novel by Harper Lee, the famed author ofTo Kill A Mockingbird, actually exists. It’s been a No. 1 best-seller on pre-order for months already. With her sequel, 20 years later. This is the real deal.
‘Circling the Sun’ by Paula McLain
If you’re one of the many who read and loved “The Paris Wife” then you’ve been waiting for this new work for a while now. The historical fiction-writer takes on the feminist aviator Beryl Markham’s story, traveling to Kenya and taking to the skies.
‘The Daughters’ by Adrienne Celt
Music and motherhood — that’s what you’ll find at the core of The Daughters, yet each element is so original, you’ll swear you’ve never read about either before. This debut by Adrienne Celt reads like a warm, cherished folksong. Celt’s voice, kind of like the opera sensation about whom she writes, is strong and unusual, and the story she tells is affecting.
‘Woman With a Secret’ by Sophie Hannah
If you’re looking for your next addictive thriller, meet Sophie Hannah and her character Nicki Clements. Skilled suspense-writer Hannah will sweep you into Nicki’s world — and you won’t want to get out until you’ve reached the very last page. Good luck to anyone trying to pry this one from your hands.
‘Infinite Home’ by Kathleen Alcott
If you’re away from where you live and the people you love this summer, your required reading is Infinite Home, which gets at the heart of what the word “home” is about — both in terms of the physical place and the feeling. You’ll read about Brooklyn landlord Edith and her tenants, and what they when their home is threatened. Prepare to be moved, because this one will reach deep inside of you.
‘Eileen’ by Ottessa Moshfegh
Moshfegh’s debut novel proves that the writer’s eerie, raw prose and eye-opening storytelling isn’t fleeting. Set over the course of a single week in December 1964, Eileen tells the story of 24-year-old Eileen Dunlop, who needs to find a way out of her dead-end Boston suburb. The story is psychological and affecting, and you’re going to feel for Eileen.
‘You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine’ by Alexandra Kleeman
Alexandra Kleeman’s debut novel is brilliant, incisive, and exactly how to send off summer with a bang. Written masterfully, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is a biting cultural indictment on what we see, think, do, and eat — especially while being a woman. It’s the tall drink of water we all need… except this one gets poured over our heads to wake us up.