8 Must Read Summer 2018 Releases
The biggest “problem” I have as a book blogger is trying to stay on top of the enormous number of new books published each month. It’s impossible. Fortunately I have some great resources, such as NetGalley, Book of the Month, Goodreads, and BookPage, plus dozens of other stellar book bloggers I enjoy, which keep me abreast of who’s working on something new, and what to keep my eyes out for. There are new titles I can’t wait to get my hands on, and others I decide ahead of time I’ll skip, or at least put on the back burner.
And that’s why I’m here, and why you come to read my posts: I weed through the masses and present you with the titles you won’t want to miss.
Today, I’ve specifically chosen books for entertainment value. Some may offer intellectual or emotional value as well. So if you’re looking for summer vacation reads, I’ve got you covered!
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
A twisty, suspenseful thriller. I couldn’t put it down.
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
A psychological thriller that’s insightful and thought provoking.
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
From the author of YOU and Hidden Bodies comes an intense novel about a relationship between best friends, exploring the ideas of identity, unrequited passion and obsession, and how the lines are often blurred.
Our House by Louise Candlish
This story is a wonderfully compelling slow unraveling of lies and secrets that explores the meaning of marriage, honesty, and complicated deceptions. *Expected publication date August 8th.
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
The touching, hopeful story of the everyday life of a woman who decides it’s never too late to change direction and choose your own path. *Expected publication date August 8th.
Lacks Self Control by Roy Sekoff
Be careful where you read this one because I promise you will laugh til you snort. This memoir in essays puts a hilarious spin on awkward moments in Sekoff’s life.
Eat Cake. Be Brave. by Melissa Radke
A little on the touchy feely side, with some emphasis on her Christian faith, Radke gives a ton of heartfelt, hilarious, realistic life advice based on her own experiences. *Expected publication date July 17th.
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin
A collection of insightful essays exploring American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women, an expert blend of personal and political.
As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on these titles. If you pick one up based on my recommendation, please let me know what you think!