Sizzling Summer Reads 2022

Created on June 3, 2022, 9:41 am

Last Updated June 8, 2022, 12:20 pm

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Mashing up literary and crime fiction, we think this is the debut everyone will be talking about.
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You may be hearing about Leila Mottley for some time - she is only nineteen and Oakland's former Youth Poet Laureate.
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If you loved Three Girls from Bronzeville (and who didn't? It won our Book Madness contest), try this.
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Both the author and the characters are young, contemporary, Indigenous voices and we definitely need more of that.
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If you like your fiction with a good helping of mystery and a side of horror, this novel is perfect.
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If you know Ruth Ware, you know. If you don't, now is a good time to check out this master of the "claustrophobic spine-tingler" (People Magazine).
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Can Silvia Moreno-Garcia come out with a book every summer? Her horror-tinged historical novels are perfect for long, languid reading days.
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I can think of few better than Mohsin Hamid to write a modern day, race conscious Metamorphosis.
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A new Anthony Marra book is cause for celebration, especially when it takes place in 1940s Hollywood.
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Taylor Jenkins Reid is like a rock star...but an author.
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Instead of the scientific consequences, discover the personal and communal effects of climate change.
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It's Ibram X. Kendi!
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Don't mind the lighthearted title (besides, we always met at the food court), this is actually a deep dive into the architecture and design of an American institution.
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Race disparities in health care were glaringly brought to light during the pandemic. Read this book to understand the long history of medical racism.
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Publishers Weekly calls this "science writing at its best" and Kirkus Book Review says it is "ingenious".
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New nonfiction from the author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing - say no more!
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If you're tired of trying to live up to the stories of happiness you've been told, let Hauser help you embrace the unexpected and create your own stories.
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It's a memoir by the author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Enough said.
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For anyone who wants to better understand the inequalities that COVID-19 exposed.
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Macy arguably wrote the definitive account of the opioid crisis, Dopesick. This is her follow-up.
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