Summer's here and the weather is finally beautiful! I don't know about you but I like to change up my reading picks for the summer. Instead of my usual review, I am going to share some of the most anticipated book releases for Summer 2018. Whether it's a sweeping historical novel, an intense psychological thriller, or a light hearted family adventure, there is something for everyone this summer.
When Life Gives Your Lululemones by Lauren Weisberger (June 5th)
Fans of The Devil Wears Prada will love this follow up about Emily's new career as an image consultant, an industry even more cutthroat than fashion!
Who is Vera Kelley? by Rosalie Knecht (June 12).
Are you feeling a void now that "The Americans" is over? You might want to read this twist on your standard spy thriller. Vera is a CIA operative trying to infiltrate a Soviet student ring in 1960's Buenos Aires all while she is having a bit of an identity crisis.
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillan Li (June 19)
The Beijing Duck House in Maryland is one of the area's most beloved restaurants. Inside of its walls the staff has laughed, cried, and shared thousands of memories. When tragedy strikes, we see how each member of the staff is affected
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris (June 19)
Finn and Layla are very much in love. When Layla disappears during their vacation, Finn is devastated. Ten years later, when Finn is about to marry Layla's sister, he realizes things are not what they seem and Layla might not be dead.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (July 3)
The last time Emma saw her friends at Camp Nightingale, they were sneaking out of the cabin as Emma drifted off to sleep. Now, years later, Emma is an up and coming artist invited to spend the summer teaching art at the newly reopened Camp Nightingale. Emma decides to use this opportunity to find out what happened to her friends. Things aren't as they appear and someone doesn't want Emma to discover the truth.
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding (July 10)
Frances Metcalf is a stay at home mom who's entire attention is spent trying to keep her troubled son in line. When he gets accepted into the prestigious Forrester Academy, she thinks she will finally be able to make friends. She makes one friend, the beautiful and wealthy Kate Reynolds, and suddenly the snubs from the other Forrester families don't seem to matter anymore. Or does it?
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams (July 10)
Miranda Schuyler arrived on Winthrop Island in 1951, still unused to being a member of high society as a result of her mother's new marriage. Her stepsister introduces her to the privileged world inhabited by Winthrop Island's summer residents, not realizing how complicated her friendship with the lighthouse keeper's son would be. In 1969 Miranda returns to the island less naive and determined to seek justice for her friend.
If You Leave by Crystal Hana Kim (August 7)
Haemi Lee lives with her family in a refugee camp in Southern Korea during the Korean civil war. Every night, she is allowed to spend a few precious hours at the home of her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Kyunghwan is so focused on finishing his education, he doesn't realize his wealthy cousin Jisoo wants to marry Haemi. Haemi finds herself torn between the security of her family and her childhood love as war rages on.
Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey (August 21)
Emma Townsend is an adorable but lonely 5 year old with a cruel mother and an oblivious father. Her mother, Amy Townsend, is disappointed by life and frustrated with her inability to connect with her daughter. Sarah Walker is a woman desperate for a child and without a mother. When she encounters Emma at the airport, she can't resist kidnapping her.
As the hunt for Emma intensifies, somehow she and Sarah forge an intense bond. Meanwhile. Amy starts to wonder whether or not Emma's return to the family is for the best.
Which of these books are you putting on your "to be read" list? Was there an upcoming release I didn't mention? Let us know!