01. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
When the bride-to-be is discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor, everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect in this thriller.
Jamie says, “The perfect summer read AND a murder mystery in one?!? You need this book!!”
02. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
A heartbreaking novel—set in 1985 and 2015—examines the AIDS epidemic’s long shadow among a group of friends.
Cheryl says, “This may well end up being my favorite book this year. Gorgeous and generous and filled to the brim with a story that my heart just leapt into.”
03. Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Ten years after his wife vanished while on vacation, a man and his new fiancée begin seeing evidence that the woman may soon reappear.
Melisa says, “Addictive, fast-paced, and mind-boggling! It’s been a while since I could refer to a book as ‘unputdownable,’ but here we are. Finally!”
04. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
This YA romance finds Charlie’s high hopes for her older sister’s wedding dashed by chaos—
and a distractingly cute boy.
Mary says, “Save the Date is absolutely wonderful. It’s funny and touching and just…wonderful.”
05. Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour
The author details her struggle with late-stage Lyme disease in her memoir of survival, uncertainty, and transformation.
Bibi says, “I finished this book feeling like I’d been on a trip with a new, very engaging person. Now the trip’s over, and I hope there will be another.”
06. Spying on Whales by Nick Pyenson
The Smithsonian’s star paleontologist takes readers around the world as he explores the cutting edge of whale research.
Ashley says, “Made me ask a lot of questions about whales I’d never really asked myself before. Informative and well written.”