Summer preview books – on many lists

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The following books show up on many summer reading recommendation lists, as noted in the above linked article.  I have several of these books already, but haven’t read any yet.  I am sure I’ll get to some of them.

21 lists:

Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys (July 16)

18 lists:

Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls (June 4)

17 lists:

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (June 4)

14 lists:

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble (June 18)

Lisa Taddeo, Three Women (July 9)

13 lists:

Téa Obreht, Inland (August 13)

12 lists:

Jean Kwok, Searching for Sylvie Lee (June 4)

11 lists:

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Patsy (June 4)

10 lists:

Jennifer Weiner, Mrs. Everything (June 11)

9 lists:

Kristen Arnett, Mostly Dead Things (June 4)

Blake Crouch, Recursion (June 11)

8 lists:

Mona Awad, Bunny (June 11)

Jasmine Guillory, The Wedding Party (July 16)

Lauren Mechling, How Could She (June 25)

Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror (August 6)

De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills (June 4)

7 lists:

Catherine Chung, The Tenth Muse (June 18)

Edwidge Danticat, Everything Inside (August 27)

Laura Lippman, Lady in the Lake (July 23)

6 lists:

Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House (August 13)

Kalisha Buckhanon, Speaking of Summer (July 30)

Helen Phillips, The Need (July 9)

Ruth Ware, The Turn of the Key (August 6)

5 lists:

Chanelle Benz, The Gone Dead (June 25)

Sarah Gailey, Magic for Liars (June 4)

Emily Nussbaum, I Like to Watch (June 25)

Yoko Ogawa, tr. Stephen Snyder, The Memory Police (August 13)

Regina Porter, The Travelers (June 18)

Rion Amilcar Scott, The World Doesn’t Require You (August 20)

4 lists:

Lauren Acampora, The Paper Wasp (June 11)

Margaret Atwood, The Testaments (September 10)

Rachel Cusk, Coventry: Essays (August 20)

Tan France, Naturally Tan (June 4)

Grant Ginder, Honestly, We Meant Well (June 11)

Mark Haddon, The Porpoise (June 18)

Helen Hoang, The Bride Test (May 7)

Claire Lombardo, The Most Fun We Ever Had (June 25)

Courtney Maum, Costalegre (July 16)

Beatriz Williams, The Golden Hour (July 9)

3 lists:

Kate Atkinson, Big Sky (June 25)
Chandler Baker, Whisper Network (June 25)
Candace Bushnell, Is There Still Sex in the City? (August 6)
Katherine Center, Things You Save in a Fire (August 13)
Marcy Dermansky, Very Nice (July 2)
Erica Ferencik, Into the Jungle (May 28)
Tope Folarin, A Particular Kind of Black Man (August 6)
Tanisha C. Ford, Dressed in Dreams (June 25)
Natalia Ginzburg, tr. Frances Frenaye, The Dry Heart (June 25)
Thomas Harris, Cari Mora (May 21)
Rajia Hassib, A Pure Heart (August 6)
Malin Persson Giolito, Beyond All Reasonable Doubt (June 4)
Joshilyn Jackson, Never Have I Ever (July 30)
Uzma Jalaluddin, Ayesha at Last (June 4)
Marjan Kamali, The Stationery Shop (June 18)
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (May 28)
Amanda Lee Koe, Delayed Rays of a Star (July 9)
R. F. Kuang, The Dragon Republic (July 22)
Roselle Lim, Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune (June 11)
Gretchen McCulloch, Because Internet (July 23)
Denise Mina, Conviction (June 18)
Rachel Monroe, Savage Appetites (August 20)
Ariana Reines, A Sand Book (June 18)
Sally Rooney, Normal People (April 16)
Karen Russell, Orange World (May 14)
Richard Russo, Chances Are . . . (July 30)
Riley Sager, Lock Every Door (July 2)
Julie Satow, The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel (June 4)
Neal Stephenson, Fall; or, Dodge In Hell (June 4)
J. Ryan Stradal, The Lager Queen of Minnesota (July 23)
Elaine Welteroth, More Than Enough (June 11)
Elvia Wilk, Oval (June 4)
Nell Zink, Doxology (August 19)

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