Summer is one of my favorite time for books because there are so many new releases. This summer appears to be quite hot with new books. Now, my apologies to local bookstores as I moved back to Atlanta last year and have yet to discover where the great local bookstores are as all the ones I remember from growing up here are sadly gone. So, please comment with suggestions and I will check out our local offerings!
For today’s list, I’ve linked to Amazon; simply click each title for more information.
Here is what I searched out, found, and will pack for my summer trips.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
A suspenseful thriller that begins with a young wife’s mysterious disappearance on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary.
The Next Best Thing, Jennifer Weiner
(to be released July 3rd)
Twenty-three year old Ruth Saunders decides to leave her home in Massachusetts and head to Hollywood to make it big as a screenwriter. Along for the adventure is her seventy year old grandmother.
Summerland, Elin Hilderbrand
(to be released June 26th)
Another great beach read from Elin Hilderbrand. A car crash at the beginning of the summer drastically alters relationships on Nantucket Island.
American Grown, Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama shares the ups and downs of starting her White House garden as a novice. Also included are recipes from the White House chefs using vegetables from the garden.
The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker
(to be released June 26th)
A debut novel that is generating a lot of buzz. The Age of Miracles is a coming of age story that weaves together the challenges of everyday life within a newly altered world.
The After Wife, Gigi Levengie Grazer
(to be released July 10th)
By the best selling author of the Starter Wife. Grazer is back with a story of a young widow faced with navigating the tricky steps of her new life.
Summer Breeze, Nancy Thayer
Another great beach read! Summer Breeze weaves together the lives of three women who come together one summer on New England’s Dragonfly Lake.
Where We Belong, Emily Griffin
(to be released July 24th)
The sixth book by Atlanta resident, Emily Giffin. Where We Belong focuses on the complicated relationship between thirty-six year old Marian and eighteen year old Kirby, the daughter she gave up for adoption.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
(to be released August 14th)
The wife of a successful tech mogul, Bernadette suddenly disappears leaving her young daughter to search for her through secret correspondence and email messages.
Crossing the Borders of Time, Leslie Maitland
A true story, Crossing the Borders of Time, delves into a love affair between the author’s German mother and a Catholic Frenchman she left behind during her family’s escape from the Nazis.
Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling
Funny lady, Mindy Kaling is out with her own quirky memoir about growing up with immigrant parents, the beginning of her stand up comedy career, and how to navigate Hollywood and romantic relationships.
Remember to let me know what your favorite Atlanta bookstore is so I can start checking them out!