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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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

For the hustlers and cynics of the 21st-century, Jezebel veteran Jia Tolentino’s incisive brand of societal criticism at The New Yorker is pretty much required reading. In Trick Mirror, Tolentino tackles the “self-delusion” that forms the core of internet-age culture, taking readers on a mind-bending intellectual journey through scammer culture, Silicon Valley’s obsession with optimization, and the hell that is social media. Read this if you want to laugh through your tears about the world we live in.

Available August 6.

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