The List: Perfect Summer Books

Longing for pool side lounging and moments of leisure? The official summer solstice is June 20, coinciding with being the longest day of the year. What better way to soak up the extra seconds of sun rays than at the beach reading and getting lost in a new book? And if you’re anything like me, finding a good read is another battle of it’s own. So, we’ve rounded up some of the latest books that evoke equal parts mystery, love and excitement. Sit back, relax and enjoy all that encompasses a good summer ’16!



A former waitress wrote this riveting roman à clef about the seedy, seductive world of exclusive NYC restaurants.
Train Dreams
Denis Johnson’s novella explores the fluid divide between spirit and substance



Not That Kind of Girl

A young woman tells you what she’s “learned”



Modern Lovers

Passion and regret in Brooklyn



Imagine Me Gone

Powerful portrait of mental illness

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