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!

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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