To help you with your patio, beach, vacay and/or evening reading, I thought I’d compile a list of the latest, and soon-to-be-released “Must-read books of Summer 2016”.
I haven’t read a single one, some won’t even be out until August, but I did a bit of research and compiled the top 10 (eleven really) books that all of the sites seem to be recommending. When I write “all of the sites”, I’m including heavy hitters like the Washington Post, Huffington Post, NY Times, PopSugar, Boston Globe and Publisher’s Weekly – so we’re not talking strictly ‘Authors’ Moms’ here.
The book that showed up on more sites than any other was Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (I’m including the write-up within the image for easy pinning (in case you want to save for later). This book made the “must-read Summer 2016” list on 7 sites.
Next up, making an appearance on 6 sites, is The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline:
Third place, being recommended on 5 “Must-read Books of Summer 2016 lists”, is Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett:
Four sites are touting rave reviews for Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi:
Sweetbitter: A novel by Stephanie Danler was recommended on 4 sites as worth reading as well:
Three sites recommended The Assistants by Camille Perri:
and Girls on Fire: A Novel by Robin Wasserman:
The remaining books showed up on two lists each – and while that’s not necessarily a stellar statistic, keep in mind that each site showed off at least 10 books – so to be praised repeatedly amongst approximately 100 titles is still a pretty good recommendation.
These must-read books of Summer 2016 include Not Working: A Novel by Lisa Owens:
Losing It: A Novel by Emma Rathbone:
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley:
and finally Santorini Sunsets: A Novel by Anita Hughes:
There you have it – my summer wish-list as determined by the recommendations of some of the world’s top literary critics.
I am SO looking forward to delving in and losing myself in a summer of intrigue, humour, suspense and romance… oh, and a few good books too.
Have a great one!