Book publishing ebbs and flows with the seasons: late spring and early summer see a big influx of new books, as does fall, and there’s a surge before the winter holidays as well. Some times of year are a little quieter, and mid-summer is one of those lulls – but there are still more books published each year than most of us could read in a decade, so never fear! Catch up on new fiction from May and June or investigate one of the titles below.
Or maybe a book being hot off the presses isn’t important to you, and you’re reading something older – tell us about it! Leave a comment below, and remember to sign up for adult summer reading if you haven’t already; you can fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read this summer!
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner (6/28)
A “richly plotted” (Publishers Weekly) British police procedural featuring a complex detective and a missing persons case.
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (6/28)
“Sisters Josie and Meredith are each struggling with tough life choices testing their fragile sisterly bond as the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of their brother looms…as they begin to face the truth surrounding their brother’s death, “their relationship is called into question. This well-written and engaging story explores how relationships evolve and people can surprise us if we let them.” –Library Journal
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
The author of (most recently) the superb Instructions for a Heatwave returns with the tale of Daniel Sullivan and his various family members in America and Ireland; the story takes place mostly in 2010 but goes back as far as the 1980s as well as forward into the present. O’Farrell’s characters are tragically, beautifully real.
Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard
Pittard’s third novel (The Fates Will Find Their Way, Reunion) contains a road trip, a storm, a dog, two points of view…Library Journal says, “Pitch-perfect in language and ominous in mood.”
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
The “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) 16th novel featuring the Israeli art restorer/spy Gabriel Allon is eagerly awaited by Silva’s many fans. (If you want to start at the beginning, the first Gabriel Allon book is The Kill Artist.)
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Three couples, one ordinary day, one barbecue…what could go wrong? Find out in the new novel from Australian author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, and What Alice Forgot).