Big Summer Books for 2019

Big Summer Books for 2019 was part of the List of lists.  There were a few books here that I hadn’t seen on the other lists.

I also didn’t get to them over the summer, but I am sure I will, one day.


New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, edited by Margaret Busby (Amistad, May).

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow (Bloomsbury, June).

Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman (NYRB Classics, June).

The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr (Harper, June).

Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain (Gallic, June).

The Plus One by Sarah Archer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, July).


Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to Guide by Karen Kilgariffand Georgia Hardstark (Forge, May).

A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey From Compton to Oxford by Caylin Louis Moore (Thomas Nelson, June).

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford (St. Martin’s, June).

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light by Peter Schjeldahl (Abrams, June).

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum (Random House, June).

Man Fast by Natasha Scripture (Little A, June)..

Buzz Sting Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (Simon and Schuster, July). .

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara (Penguin, July).

Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl (Milkweed, July).

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson (Ecco, July).

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks by Lawrence Weschler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, August)

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century by Jason DeParle (Viking, August).

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy by A.N. Wilson (Harper, September).

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