Summer has basically arrived. (Okay, maybe not quite yet, but it sure feels like it.) And as far as enjoying summer goes, we’re always certain to have a queue of great books ready to read. Listed below are five books we can’t wait to crack open this summer. From fiction to non-fiction, short stories to memoir — these are books you’re going to want to indulge in this summer.
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Forget Chelsea Handler and forget Mindy Kaling — now this guy is funny.
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Set in Barbados, Naomi Jackson’s debut is said to be as lyrical as it is rich in culture. We’re interested.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Anyone who would call themselves “a reader” is most likely squirming in their seats for Harper Lee’s sequel.
The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Beattie is a master of the short story, and we can’t wait to get our hands on her newest collection.
The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty
Release Date: August 25, 2015
A much anticipated biography of Joan Didion… need we say more?
Featured Image: Loren Kerns; all book covers c/o of publishers