Sunday, June 02, 2013

It's Never Too Early for a Summer Read

A View from the Beach: Sears Park
Ninety Degrees In the Shade...
Though it is still spring, the recent temps reminded us of the joys of summer : relaxation, time with our families, and a great book or two ready to read. We offer a quick list of high-buzz (mostly) women's fiction titles you might like to add to your summer reading list and your trusty tote. The list includes new and forthcoming titles, plus a few greats you may have missed along the way.

Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Fast forward eight years after Andy quit her job working for Miranda...

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
From the author of the Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses.
Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews
High caliber contemporary romance from a local favorite.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The third novel by an internationally acclaimed author. The author's first novel, The Kite Runner, is a perennial entry on high school summer reading lists.

All That Is by James Salter
A sweeping story of love and betrayal by a PEN/Faulkner Award winner.

The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
A breezy novel whose main character happens to be, well... dead.

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Heavy buzz about the latest from the author of The American Wife. (June 25)

Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
True love prevails in a novel set in Rhode Island, 1938, year of the infamous hurricane.

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Literary fiction from the National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin.

No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey
A debut novel featuring four women living the Manhattan life. (June 13)

Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
Four college friends on a luxury vacation + unspoken conflicts + a looming hurricane.

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
Attend a wedding in Nantucket as conceived by the author of Summerland. (June 25)

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
A police stenographer is accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Rosemary and Fern; we'll leave it at that. Explore new territory with the author of The Jane Austen Book Club.

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
Meet two Janine Browns, same-name winners of a dream home in Maine. (July 9)

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
A woman writes about what a modern man thinks about women, love and sex. Have fun watching the early thumbs ups and thumbs downs before release of this debut novel. (July 16)