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.
Normal People: A Novel
The hype is real. Sally Rooney captures the beauty and terror of new adulthood in this desperately tender tale of love, perception, and identity. Follow Marianne and Connell on their journey through the microscope of small-town life and the existential crisis of university before the upcoming Hulu series is all anyone can talk about. —Julie Kosin