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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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel

If 2019 is all about the female narrative, leave it to Taffy Brodesser-Akner to provide a counterweight. Fleishman is in Trouble follows the tribulations of Toby Fleishman, a recently separated father of two whose wife unexpectedly takes off one day, leaving Fleishman to care for their children by himself. In her debut novel, Brodesser-Akner does the seemingly impossible, imbuing the classic tale of middle-aged male ennui with a sense of empathy for women.

Available June 18.

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