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Our Readers’ Favorite Books of the Summer

We asked our readers (like you!) which books they couldn’t put down this summer, and these were their top recommendations.

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    Frankly in Love Book Cover Picture
    Frankly in Love Book Cover Picture

    Frankly in Love

    by David Yoon

    Frankly, Frank Li is in trouble. He has fallen in love—with a girl who isn’t Korean. To appease his conservative Korean parents, he comes up with a fake dating scheme (because those never backfire). But a huge curveball from life makes Frank wonder if he ever knew anything about life in the first place. This sweet, moving debut will make you feel all the joy, frustration, wonder, and angst of falling in love for the first time.
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    Frankly in Love Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    All Adults Here Book Cover Picture

    All Adults Here

    by Emma Straub

    If you’re looking for a thoughtful and emotional (but still page-turning and fun!) summer read, this is it. Emma Straub always packs a punch when it comes to family baggage—once you meet Astrid Strick and her three grown children, you’ll see what we mean.
    All Adults Here Book Cover Picture
    All Adults Here Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Camino Winds Book Cover Picture

    Camino Winds

    by John Grisham

    John Grisham is back with a mystery that you’ll want to read in one sitting. During a hurricane at Camino Island, a bestselling mystery author dies in circumstances that suggest murder. As Bruce investigates his friend’s death, he finds a shocking and dangerous discovery.
    Camino Winds Book Cover Picture
    Camino Winds Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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    Beach Read Book Cover Picture

    Beach Read

    by Emily Henry

    A romance novelist who has fallen out of love with happily ever afters, and a super-serious literary fiction writer who never believed in them in the first place. When they strike up a friendship and a flirtation, it makes for some of the best chemistry we’ve read!
    Beach Read Book Cover Picture
    Beach Read Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture
    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    The Vanishing Half

    by Brit Bennett

    An instant #1 New York Times bestselling novel! Brit Bennett follows up her very popular debut, The Mothers, with a story about a pair of twins. We follow the sisters from the 1950s through the 1990s as they lead very different lives – one sister lives in their hometown and the other lives as a white woman, passing in a town that doesn’t know her past.
    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture
    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Deacon King Kong Book Cover Picture

    Deacon King Kong

    by James McBride

    Go back in time to a murder set in 1969 Brooklyn, when an old church deacon shoots a drug dealer at point-blank range. While this doesn’t sound comical, James McBride shares a story that is both funny and poignant, as he unpacks the reason for the shooting and provides vivid descriptions of the various people affected by it.
    Deacon King Kong Book Cover Picture
    Deacon King Kong Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture

    The Book of Longings

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    The Book of Longings centers around an audacious storyline: a young woman named Ana who becomes the wife of Jesus. Though a work of fiction, this novel is grounded in meticulous research. Sue Monk Kidd asks us to imagine if such a woman could have been written out of history and focuses her mesmerizing story on giving voice to a woman set during a time when women were often silenced.
    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture
    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The End of Her Book Cover Picture

    The End of Her

    by Shari Lapena

    Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their twin girls. Then Erica, a woman from Patrick’s past, appears and shares that Patrick’s first wife’s death was not an accident, but a murder. Stephanie isn’t sure what, or who, to believe… This domestic suspense is definitely a one sitting read, absolutely unputdownable!
    The End of Her Book Cover Picture
    The End of Her Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Mexican Gothic Book Cover Picture

    Mexican Gothic

    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Step into an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico with Noemí who arrives to save her cousin after receiving a frantic letter. This brave and glamorous socialite-turned-detective takes us on her journey to uncover the treacherous secrets that live between the walls, without knowing exactly who to trust.
    Mexican Gothic Book Cover Picture
    Mexican Gothic Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Sex and Vanity Book Cover Picture

    Sex and Vanity

    by Kevin Kwan

    Oh, you wanted something fun and frothy and escapist? Kevin Kwan to the rescue. The author of the Crazy Rich Asians series is back with a standalone novel that is a sweet and funny homage to A Room With a View.
    Sex and Vanity Book Cover Picture
    Sex and Vanity Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Blue Moon Book Cover Picture

    Blue Moon

    by Lee Child

    This book comes with a little extra endorsement. “They say Jack Reacher is our generation’s James Bond.” In this case, the “they” is Ken Follet.  So jump in—Lee Child’s hero is back with more twists, danger, and justice.
    Blue Moon Book Cover Picture
    Blue Moon Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Conjure Women Book Cover Picture

    Conjure Women

    by Afia Atakora

    Set before and immediately after the Civil War, Conjure Women follows the lives of three women, a wise healing woman, her daughter, and their master’s daughter. Their many secrets haunt the pages of this book and will have you immersed in this historical fiction masterpiece.
    Conjure Women Book Cover Picture
    Conjure Women Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture

    Such a Fun Age

    by Kiley Reid

    This book is so good, you’ll most likely read it in one sitting. Emira, a young black woman, babysits for a wealthy white family, and, when she’s caught up in a racist confrontation, her employer is aghast. This empathetic novel is not only a commentary on race and privilege in America but also a thoughtful coming of age story.
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    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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