Publisher’s Weekly’s and HuffPost’s Top Books to Read This Summer

Summer is almost here! To lay on the beautiful sand, hearing the soothing sounds of the ocean water…with a great book in your hand. But with the beaches calling your name and all the great books out there, you may be having a difficult time deciding on what to read. But don’t fret! Both Publishers Weekly and Huffington Post compiled a list of great reads that are being released this summer:


Publishers Weekly’s List:

  1. Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)-Jon Fine
  2. Modern Romance: An Investigation – Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  3. The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson
  4. Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald – Edited by Suzanne Marrs and Tom Nolan
  5. Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings – Shirley Jackson
  6. The Silenced – James DeVita
  7. The Complete Eightball 1–18 – Daniel Clowes
  8. Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances – Rachel Anne Ridge
  9. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life -William Finnegan
  10. The Festival of Insignificance – Milan Kundera, trans. from the French by Linda Asher
  11. Adrift – Paul Griffin
  12. Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker – Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
  13. Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood – Grayson Perry
  14. Fell of Dark – Patrick Downes
  15. Crooked – Austin Grossman
  16. Blue Fasa – Nathaniel Mackey
  17. Finders Keepers – Stephen King
  18. All That Followed – Gabriel Urza
  19. Uprooted – Naomi Novik


Huffington Post’s List

summer books

  1. The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon — May 5
  2. The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard — May 12
  3. The Familiar: Volume 1 by Mark Z. Danielewski— May 12
  4. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll— May 12
  5. The Rocks by Peter Nichols— May 26
  6. Muse by Jonathan Galassi June 2
  7. The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein June 2
  8. In the Country by Mia Alvar–June 16
  9. Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai June 23
  10. The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson — June 30
  11. Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott — Aug. 4
  12. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley — July 2
  13. Speak: A Novel by Louisa Hall — July 7
  14. Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont — July 7
  15. The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch — July 7
  16. A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball — July 21
  17. The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips — Aug. 11
  18. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman — Aug. 25

I’m adding Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee because I can’t believe neither one of the lists mentioned it. I definitely can’t wait for that one to come out!

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