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11 Summer Book Club Picks

  • FICTION

    GREAT CIRCLE

    MAY 4, 2021

FICTION

GREAT CIRCLE

by Maggie Shipstead

Ingeniously structured and so damn entertaining; this novel is as ambitious as its heroines—but it never falls from the sky. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PAPER PALACE

    JULY 6, 2021

FICTION

THE PAPER PALACE

by Miranda Cowley Heller

From the first pages of her debut novel, Heller pulls no punches. Some of them just sneak up on you later on. Full review >

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    THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME

    MAY 4, 2021

  • FICTION

    HOUR OF THE WITCH

    APRIL 20, 2021

FICTION

HOUR OF THE WITCH

by Chris Bohjalian

Illustrates how rough justice can get when religion and institutional sexism are in the mix. Full review >

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    MALIBU RISING

    JUNE 1, 2021

FICTION

MALIBU RISING

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A compulsively readable story about the bonds between family members and the power of breaking free. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE OTHER BLACK GIRL

    JUNE 1, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE OTHER BLACK GIRL

by Zakiya Dalila Harris

A biting social satire–cum-thriller; dark, playful, and brimming with life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE

    JUNE 8, 2021

FICTION

SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE

by Tia Williams

A hugely satisfying romance that is electrifying and alive. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SWEETNESS OF WATER

    JUNE 15, 2021

FICTION

THE SWEETNESS OF WATER

by Nathan Harris

An impressive debut by a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HELL OF A BOOK

    JUNE 29, 2021

FICTION

HELL OF A BOOK

by Jason Mott

By turns playful and surprising and intimate, a moving meditation on being Black in America. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ANIMAL

    JUNE 8, 2021

FICTION

ANIMAL

by Lisa Taddeo

As full of sensuality, amorality, and drama as its riveting narrator. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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