The 17 Best Summer Reads Of 2019


The weather's getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the #bookstagram competition is fiercer than ever. Enter this summer’s new releases. Whether you’re into linguistics, historical fiction, or family sagas that span countries, there’s a title that’s tailor-made for your beach bag. And for the social media-minded among us, don’t worry; from riotously colorful to minimalist-chic, there’s a cover to match every outfit.

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Bunny: A Novel

Fans of sinister girl gangs, take heart! Mona Awad’s scathing critique of the MFA-industrial complex takes place at a graduate writing program at a New England school that seems awfully similar to Brown University, Awad’s own alma mater. In this dizzying tale of misandry, class anxiety, and psychological torment, Awad pits her outsider heroine Samantha against a clique of cooing rich girls who spend all their time together and call one another “Bunny.” When the Bunnies finally extend Samantha an invitation to their “Smut Salon,” she is drawn deeper and deeper into their mystical cult. Bring this book on your annoyingly twee cousin’s bachelorette weekend.

Available June 11.

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