PARADE’s Best Books to Read this Summer
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A rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery--until she decides to return to her mother's hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
**The instant New York Times bestseller**
*An international bestseller*
“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPR
A New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award
"One of the best collections of the 21st century." — Stephen King
“Fresh and surprising. Survivor Song may be one of Tremblay’s best— beautifully detailed, viscerally frightening, and deep with emotional resonance." —Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020
"Läckberg outdoes herself with this delectable tale of revenge... Sexy... exquisite... scorching."
--Publishers Weekly, starred
An electrifying debut novel that unfolds in the course of a single day inside one genteel New York City apartment building, as tensions between the building's super and his grown-up daughter spark a crisis that will, by day's end, change everything.
From Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes the first in a two-book origin story of Faith, a groundbreaking, plus-sized superhero from the Valiant Entertainment comics.
“Thrilling . . . Like all the best literature, Artifact leaves you feeling as if you've been through a major life experience and you're stronger for it.” - Sandra Newman, author of The Heavens
An Indie Next Pick
Over the course of one summer that begins with a shocking tragedy, three generations of the Adler family grapple with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets.
“Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character.
“[An] utterly enthralling piece of music, sharp and soulful and ferociously insightful all at once…This singular, spellbinding novel is…an exploration of identity itself.” —Leslie Jamison, author of The Recovering and Make It Scream, Make It Burn
“Wasserman has a unique gift for describing the turbulent intersection of love and
Melissa Bashardoust's Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse.
Maia Tamarin proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her. . . . The stakes are higher than ever in this breathtaking sequel to Spin the Dawn, perfect for fans of Six of Crows.
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!
"Kevin Kwan's new book is his most decadent yet." --Entertainment Weekly
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
"In this extraordinary novel, Castleberry brilliantly hopscotches from person to person, from era to era, while somehow making all this fancy footwork look effortless and essential." - Jenny Offill, author of Department of Speculation and Weather
"[Mackintosh's] writing is clear and sharp, with piercing moments of wisdom and insight that drive toward a pitch-perfect ending...Blue Ticket adds something new to the dystopian tradition set by Orwell’s 1984 or Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.--New York Times Book Review
A dark, edgy, voice-driven literary debut novel about twin sisters that explores body image and queerness as well as toxic diet culture and the power of sisterhood, love, and lifelong friendships, written by a talented protégé of Roxane Gay.
“No series since George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has quite captured both palace intrigue and the way that tribal infighting and war hurt the vulnerable the most.” —Paste Magazine
"The first book to put the story of Russian interference into a broader context. . . Extraordinary and gripping. . . With the pacing of a thriller and the insight of a superb work of history. . . this book is nothing less than essential reading.
--Tim Naftali, The New York Times Book Review
One of . . .
Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to team up with an exiled prince to navigate an unfamiliar planet in this smart, thrilling sci-fi adventure, perfect for fans of Renegades and Aurora Rising.
When Andra wakes up, she's drowning.
A thrilling account of how Russia is waging a hidden war against America and the West, using espionage, corruption, fake news, and KGB-style murder
Surrender, white people! After 400 years of white supremacy in America, a reckoning is here. These are the terms of peace–and they are unconditional. Hope you brought a sense of humor, because this is gonna sting.
One of Summer’s Most Anticipated Reads, according to Goodreads, SheReads, and Bookish
“I think Beatriz Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It’s lush with period detail but feels immediate.”—Elin Hilderbrand
Sex, betrayal, and intrigue: A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read "chock full of delicious characters who flaunt their sins . . . like the latest Birkin bag" (Adriana Trigiani).$28.99ISBN: 9780062973054Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow - June 9th, 2020
At long last, the legendary New York Times bestselling author returns with a heartfelt novel of womanhood, a wild heart, and the healing power of love.
Run, run, as fast as you can!$27.99ISBN: 9781250151360Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Press - June 30th, 2020
A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, and Bring Me Back.$26.00ISBN: 9780593085479Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 30th, 2020
A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this twisty and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door.$27.00ISBN: 9781984879356Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020
"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art."
-Kevin Power, The New Yorker$28.00ISBN: 9780525512363Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - June 23rd, 2020
“An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly
$16.00ISBN: 9780593100820Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Berkley - June 23rd, 2020
A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking.$7.99ISBN: 9781524765163Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - June 23rd, 2020
Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you'll need to know what to expect. Get to know every person you'll meet and how they can help (and who to stay away from!).
"Mahoney authentically captures the universal indignities of middle school, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joy of making true friends." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Dear Lou,$26.99ISBN: 9781501165429Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - June 23rd, 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet.
Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.”
Arden$25.00ISBN: 9780593088029Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - June 23rd, 2020
A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.$17.00ISBN: 9780399563065Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020
A National Bestseller!
“The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.”
“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine$35.00ISBN: 9780399581731Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ten Speed Press - June 16th, 2020
A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner—120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine.
“Truly, one of the best cookbooks of the year so far.”—Bon Appétit$28.00ISBN: 9781984826787Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Del Rey - June 16th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion).
$28.00ISBN: 9780525509097Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - June 16th, 2020
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.
“In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
$18.00ISBN: 9780735225251Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 16th, 2020
From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed mind, body, and soul (New York Times).$8.99ISBN: 9780593110416Availability: Out of StockPublished: Kokila - June 16th, 2020
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.
Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.$17.99ISBN: 9780525581130Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schwartz & Wade - June 16th, 2020
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates.$29.95ISBN: 9780385544184Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019
In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.
“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
“A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated Press$26.00ISBN: 9781984879714Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pamela Dorman Books - June 16th, 2020
"Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept-dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured."
--Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
"Seven Lies is a relentless, chilling story of what happens when friendship becomes obsession. Keep the lights on--you'll be turning pages deep into the night with this one."$16.00ISBN: 9781984803818Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Berkley - June 16th, 2020
A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker.$26.95ISBN: 9780385544627Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019
*A novel by the author of the viral essay sensation "The Crane Wife"*
"An innovative work of climate fiction, a nuanced and empathic family story, and, for my money, the summer's best novel thus far."
"The most oddly enticing novel you will read this year...Keenly satirical yet unashamedly tender."
--Wall Street Journal$28.00ISBN: 9780735224742Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - June 9th, 2020
The inspiring and deeply personal memoir from highly acclaimed chef Dominique Crenn$26.00ISBN: 9781948226509Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Catapult - June 9th, 2020
A "provocative and seductive debut" of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she tries to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)$27.99ISBN: 9781250257703Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter." —Kerry Washington$15.00ISBN: 9780143134404Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Classics - June 9th, 2020
"I read Olivia many, many times, bought it for many of my friends, and consider it the inspiration for Call Me by Your Name." --André Aciman
"Perfectly captures the breathless excitement of adolescent passion." --Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet$17.99ISBN: 9781534406230Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 9th, 2020
Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R.$17.99ISBN: 9781534439382Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Aladdin - June 9th, 2020
An Indian American girl navigates prejudice in her small town and learns the power of her own voice in this brilliant gem of a middle grade novel full of humor and heart, perfect for fans of Front Desk and Amina’s Voice.
As the only Indian American kid in her small town, Lekha Divekar feels like she has two versions of herself: Home Lekha, who loves watching Bolly$27.00ISBN: 9780525536291Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!
“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal$26.99ISBN: 9780062941923Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperOne - June 2nd, 2020
“Offers hope in the face of desperate odds” – ELLE Magazine, ELLE’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020$25.95ISBN: 9780525658696Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.$16.99ISBN: 9781580058070Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Go - June 2nd, 2020
An Invitation to Community and Models for Connection$26.00ISBN: 9781644450314Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - June 2nd, 2020
An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States$8.99ISBN: 9780593095188Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.
"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer$17.99ISBN: 9781250315328Availability: Out of StockPublished: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020
Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.
In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.$18.99ISBN: 9780062891495Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020
An instant New York Times bestseller!$17.99ISBN: 9781338503265Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020Becky Albertalli meets Jenny Han in a smart, hilarious, black girl magic, own voices rom-com by a staggeringly talented new writer.