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Red Hot Mid-Summer Reads!


It’s steamy outside...either you’re going to the beach or stretched out on the couch. It was a hard, weird winter. Summer is here! Time for some pleasure.


Here are six of the hottest books of the summer.


The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris


Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.





Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza


From the co-creator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary.






The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman


Actress and author Catherine Steadman has written a gripping thriller set in a world close to home that asks the question: In a city where dreams really do come true, how far would you go to make the unreal real?





White Teeth by Kristen Arnett


From the author of the New York Times-bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love.






Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez


A wholly original novel as tender as it is visceral, Rainbow Milk is a bold reckoning with race, class, sexuality, freedom and religion across generations, time and cultures.






The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura


Studiously deadpan and chillingly voyeuristic, The Woman in the Purple Skirt explores envy, loneliness, power dynamics, and the vulnerability of unmarried women in a taut, suspenseful narrative about the sometimes desperate desire to be seen.





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