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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One Night in Georgia: A Novel

The personal has always been political—and vice versa—and in her new road trip novel, Celeste O. Norfleet tackles this theme head-on. Set in 1968, One Night in Georgia follows a trio of Spelman College girls as they embark on a cross-country excursion during the summer following graduation. The trip starts out as a joyous, carefree occasion, but the mood turns dark as they veer South. When the car breaks down in Georgia, it isn’t long before the girls are caught up in a racist situation with fatal consequences.

Available June 18.

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