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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My Seditious Heart

Twenty years passed between the publication of Arundhati Roy’s first and second award-winning novels: The God of Small Things, which came out in 1997, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, released in 2017. If you’ve been wondering where the author has been all this time, let this omnibus of Roy’s political essays answer your question. Taken together, the author’s nonfiction writings form an impassioned plea for radical empathy in the face of a fracturing world.

Available June 6.

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