It’s almost August and we are still adding to our burgeoning summer reading list. Here are seven books that are going to keep you company at the beach or your favorite tuck-me-in book. If you’re looking for something entertaining, thrilling and intellectually urgent – well these new releases include all this and much more.
1. Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang
Out August 1, Amazon, $15.89
A debut story collection that conjures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. A collection of seven witty and poignant stories, narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants.
2. Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Out August 1, Amazon, $17.68
The main character of Tom Perrotta’s new book – Eve Fletcher, is just like any other suburban divorcee whose child has just left for college. Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message “U R my MILF!” This is where things take a witty and provocative turn.
3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Out August 1, Amazon, $9.89
Set in 1945 during World War II, Salt to the Sea is the story of four refugees. “Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war.”
4. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
Out August 8, Amazon, $16.79
The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey also known as Lady Jane Dudley and who was the queen of England for nine days.
5. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
Out August 8, Amazon, $18.48
The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter is the story about two young girls whose lives are torn apart by a terrifying attack. This psychological suspense is fearless, bold and unputdownable.
6. Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Out August 22, Amazon, $17.64
Debut novel and shortlisted for the prestigious Bailey’s Prize and set in Nigeria. Ayobami Adebayo gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage, fertility issues and the forces that threaten to tear it apart.
7. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Out August 29, Amazon, $18.36
A brilliant and immersive masterpiece, about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle the protagonist is a survivor and is known to wander the Californian woods for miles. This is one book that you’ll be recommending to all!