Now that we’re ramping up into the warmer months, we’re finally spending our weekends outside under the cool shade with our favorite books. But like many readers, we’re running into an issue: we’re nearly out of new books to read! Before reaching for that book you’ve read 1,000 times already, check out our summer book wish list:
- One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: Five high school students walk into detention. Only four walk out alive. Everyone had a motive to kill the fifth, who was going to spill the beans on their biggest secrets. This murder mystery is said to keep readers on the edge of their seats, so we’re ready for a thrill!
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: An idyllic town where cookie-cutter families live in cookie-cutter houses is disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic single mother and her daughter. As the town’s children are drawn to the new family, tensions rise into a heated custody battle. We’re excited to see how it ends!
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: We’re suckers for movies like Rear Window and Suburbia, so it makes sense we’d get excited for The Woman in the Window! The plot kicks off when the recluse alcoholic spots something next door that’s nearly unbelievable — forcing her to question reality. Count us in!
- The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish: Hilarious Tiffany Haddish’s career is skyrocketing, and now she’s released her childhood memoirs about growing up in a poor neighborhood telling jokes so that the other foster kids wouldn’t beat her up. We’re excited to get a better look at Tiffany Haddish’s past, and we’re even more ready for the laughs along the way!
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn: A funny, epic historical fiction driven by courageous heroines, this one is said to have a number of wonderful elements that are essential in a summer novel. The Alice Network follows a young, pregnant American socialite determined to find her beloved cousin in the midst of WWII, and a female WWI spy who was sent into enemy-occupied France.
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer: A hilarious Pulitzer Prize winner about an author who avoids going to his ex’s wedding by traveling the world, this satirical work takes a fresh look at time and the human heart. We can’t wait to read all of the protagonist’s misadventures!
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