It’s almost summer! Whether you’re staying home with family, camping, visiting the cabin, or headed to the beach, you’re going to need some summery reads! Here’s a list of new and upcoming releases for to add to your summer fun:
Getaway by Zoje Stage
A horror novel about three women on a reunion trip to the Grand Canyon. Their picturesque summer plans becomes a fight for survival as supplies dwindle, tensions boil, and they realize they aren’t alone.
Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson
Placed in foster care and adopted as a young child, Ruby finds herself in a vulnerable place after the breakup of her adoptive family, leading her on a search to understand her Indigenous identity.
Lizzie and Dante by Mary Bly
A romance set on the sun-soaked coasts of Italy. A writer on a post-breakup vacation meets a chef and his young daughter, and must decide if a short-term connection is worth pursuing.
Silent Winds, Dry Seas by Vinod Busjeet
A historical fiction novel set by the sea, on the island of Mauritius in the 1950s. A young boy seeks independence while navigating identity, race, and political and personal turmoil.
Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood
A mother and daughter living on the outskirts of society find their way of life threatened, and must decide whether to embrace civilization or to head into the wilderness, all while fighting to stay together.
The Comfort of Monsters by Willa C. Richards
Thirty years ago, Peg’s sister disappeared during Milwaukee’s “Dahmer Summer”. When her mom hires a psychic, she must finally face her hazy memories and seek the answers she’s always wanted.
Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass
A YA novel about Reyna, a lonely teen living at her family’s gorgeous seaside resort, who feels ready to move on just as her old friend (and maybe more), now a famous musician, checks in as a VIP guest.
This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
In this nonfiction read, Pollan explores the world of psychoactive drugs – opium, caffeine, and mescaline – their effects, the way different cultures look at them, and the reasons people seek them out.
Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo
Actor Danny Trejo, a resident bad boy in Hollywood movies and shows, shares his story from addiction and jail (including time in Folsom and San Quentin) to a life of sobriety and celebrity.
The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer by Dean Jobb
A true crime novel about the chilling Dr. Cream, a Victorian-era serial killer who abused patients’ trust and poisoned victims in the US, Britain, and Canada, and his murder trial in 1892.