Are you on a vacation this summer and looking for some fresh books to keep you both entertained and occupied? Here are the top 10 new books that might do the trick for you.
This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
The informative book digs into three plant-based drugs including caffeine, mescaline and opium, and how they affect taboos, customs, laws and cultures surrounding them.
False Witness by Karin Slaughter
This is yet another mystery thriller by the renowned author of ‘Pieces of Her’ and ‘The Silent Wife’. It is based on the story of a recently separated defense attorney, Leigh Collier whose teenage daughter is haunted by a painful past.
The comfort Book by Matt Haig
The author, Matt Haig is also the bestselling author of the ‘Midnight Library’. The ‘Comfort Book’ is a collection of short stories, lists and notes that inspire hope during the darkest moments in life. If you are going through some challenging times, then this book might be what you need to keep moving forward.
Falling by T.J. Newman
This fiction thriller will keep you entertained through the summer. It gives an account of how an airline pilot finds out about the kidnapping of his family just when he was about to fly from New York to Los Angeles. The pilot receives the threat that unless he crashes the plane, he stands to lose his family. Read the book and find out how he manages to keep both the passengers and his family alive.
Everyone in this Room will Someday be Dead by Emily Austin
This book will offer you some dark humor and keep you entertained this summer. It is the story of a lesbian atheist, Gilda, who accidentally lands a job as a Catholic receptionist. The story develops around her obsession with her dead predecessor, Grace. She goes to the extent of impersonating her through emails to her until the police discovery moves her to letting out her true identity.
Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Farrell
The book unveils the abduction of three girls imprisoned in a house in Queens. Miss Metropolitan is a weekly advice columnist and neighbor. Despite her role in the news, she somehow missed out on the events taking place right under her nose. However, she is determined to give voice to the three girls. Read the book and find out why one girl is still missing and the mystery behind their disappearance.
Carry On: Reflections of a New Generation by John Lewis
The book contains a range of writings by congressman and civil rights leader, John Lewis who passed away in 2020. Among the topics covered in the book include justice, forgiveness, protests, policy, faith and the pandemic. Reading the book will inspire you with power through hope and courage.
The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam
The book tells the story of a feminist Coder Asha and Cyrus, her new husband. It revolves around issues of love, fame and tech. The couple creates a new social media to replace religious rituals with ones of their own which is a huge success. However, like most marriages will theirs survive the pressure?
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
If you enjoy a good thrill then this could make a perfect reading choice this summer. The book tells the story of the ‘final girl’ who survives a bloody massacre. She becomes survivor’s support group, and when one of their members goes missing. The group gets to fight for their lives once more.
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
You might also enjoy this new book by the bestselling author of Royal Holiday. It is the story of an ad executive Ben Stephens who has a lot on his plate including casual affairs and family drama. He gets to work alongside Ann, a beautiful Oscar-nominated movie star. But will their Hollywood affair survive?