6 Best Summer Reads
A good book can make the time pass and can make the summer months pass by in the blink of an eye. However, they can also make minutes feel like hours as you immerse yourself in new worlds with gripping characters and plots. This summer, there are so many new books to choose from, in a variety of genres, that there is a book for every type of reader.
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
This coming of age novel follows Selin during her freshman year at Harvard. She navigates the offbeat mundanity of her daily life while attempting to find comfort in places that don’t feel like home.
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
The story of a collaborative friendship between Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses, The Animators shows the artistic bond actualized through the release of a full-length movie. Success warps their friendship, and friction threatens to tear the friends apart.
Startup: A Novel by Doree Shafrir
This whip-smart read centers around a tech company that goes viral for the wrong reasons. This amalgamation of human experiences from different walks of life binds these coworkers together through technology in their personal lives and careers.
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Andrea Bern’s untethered existence oscillates between liberated and lonely throughout the novel. This book offers a criticism of the cultural signifiers of adulthood and the importance of carving out ones’ own life.
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
This darkly lyrical love story follows a couple that meets on the precipice of their once-peaceful city falling under siege. Daily life becomes too perilous and they seek out the only viable mean of escape.
And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
This debut novel follows Nora Holmes, who has been given the opportunity to travel to Europe by her grandfather. Her mother tries to stop the trip, and ultimately decides to join her.