We anticipate the bestseller lists this summer will be full of twisty new reads by popular authors including Karin Slaughter, B.A. Paris and J.P. Delaney. We also love a good psychological thriller, but we encourage you to look beyond the blockbuster books this summer and pick up one of these exciting new novels instead (or in addition to).
A Place For Us
"A Place for Us" starts at a wedding: a prime place for family drama, emotion, excitement and even heartbreak— especially when one of the guests is a prodigal son. This family saga featuring an Indian-American Muslim family living in California is the first book from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint with Hogarth.
Have you read Roxane Gay’s debut collection about the Haitian diaspora? It isn’t actually new (it was first published in 2011 by a small press), but Grove Press is releasing a new paperback edition in June, so you can bet everyone will be talking about it.
Convenience Store Woman
Sayaka Murata is a popular author in Japan, but this is her first novel to be translated to English. This tiny, delightful book will fit conveniently in your beach bag or personal item, but be sure to bring a back-up read because it won’t take long to finish.
A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin from the author who brought us feminist fantasy favorite "Uprooted"? Yes please! Haven’t read" Uprooted" yet? Don’t worry, "Spinning Silver" isn’t a sequel, so you can read whichever you get your hands on first.
What We Were Promised
When the wealthy Zhen family moves to Shanghai after two decades living in the United States, a seemingly minor incident in their new home sets off a chain of events that exposes the true nature of the story’s characters.
America For Beginners
After Pival is widowed, she leaves India to find her estranged son. Instead of going directly to California (where she hopes to find him), she travels to New York and joins a tour group for a cross-country road trip across the U.S. This unconventional journey forms some unconventional friendships indeed.
How to Love a Jamaican
Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-raised Alexia Arthur’s debut collection of stories roves from Jamaican immigrants in America to their families in the Caribbean and back again. Covering topics like family, race, and identity, this collection promises to contain some of the best short stories of the year.
This season’s Insta-worthy cover pick is "The Incendiaries," but its contents promise to be just as explosive. This debut novel addresses the timely topic of extremism through the eyes of a Korean-American student who falls in with a secretive cult at her university.
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Set during Pablo Escobar’s reign in 1990s Colombia, this debut novel is told through the perspectives of two young women from very different social classes. The story is partially inspired by the author’s own early life in Bogotá, Colombia.
On the heels of such Handmaid-inspired tales like January’s "Red Clocks," this feminist dystopian novel explores a world where women are limited to only 100 words per day. Including babies. How long could you stay silent about that restriction?