Here are other books to look for this sum­mer:

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“The Seven Hus­bands of Eve­lyn Hugo” (Atria Books,) by Tay­lor Jenk­ins Reid

Imag­ine if be­fore their deaths, Lana Turner or El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor agreed to sit down to an ex­ten­sive in­ter­view about their much-scru­ti­nized love lives. That’s what hap­pens in “The Seven Hus­bands of Eve­lyn Hugo.” An up-and-com­ing jour­nal­ist gets the scoop of her ca­reer by land­ing an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with an ag­ing leg­endary ac­tress. She’s ready to talk about her life and sto­ried re­la­tion­ships. The book is fas­ci­nat­ing, emo­tional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Tay­lor Jenk­ins Reid, this is her best work yet.

“Into the Wa­ter” (Pen­guin Group,) by Paula Hawkins

The best­selling au­thor of “The Girl on the Train” fol­lows up that smash hit with “Into the Wa­ter.” Hawkins sticks to the sus­pense­ful for­mat she’s known for with the mys­tery be­hind the deaths of women who are be­lieved to have drowned in the same river in an English town. Like “The Girl on the Train,” the nar­ra­tors jump around, the char­ac­ters are com­plex and there are sur­prises through­out.

“Rich Peo­ple Prob­lems” (Dou­ble­day,) by Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan closes out his “Crazy Rich Asians” tril­ogy with “Rich Peo­ple Prob­lems.” If you haven’t

read the first two books, you should start there, but Kwan’s books about the ab­surdly wealthy in Sin­ga­pore are laugh-out loud funny. Th­ese books are fun page-turners. “Fit­ness Junkie” (Ran­dom House,) by Lucy Sykes and Jo Pi­azza

Like their co-au­thor de­but, “Knock­off,” Sykes and Pi­azza’s sec­ond novel, “Fit­ness Junkie,” is more than just its ti­tle. Both books pro­vide in­sight­ful com­men­tary about the times we live in. “Knock­off” ex­plored so­ci­ety’s ob­ses­sion with e-com­merce and so­cial me­dia. “Fit­ness Junkie” tack­les the well­ness craze. A CEO of a cou­ture wed­ding-dress com­pany is forced to go on leave from her job be­cause she’s gained weight. She em­barks on a fit­ness jour­ney to shed pounds and dis­cov­ers what re­ally mat­ters to her.

“Quick­sand” (Other Press,) by Malin Pers­son Gi­olito

This Swedish mys­tery fol­lows a teenager named Maja who is on trial for a se­ries of mur­ders where her boyfriend and best friend were among those killed. The story is told in the present time and in flash­backs, piec­ing to­gether what re­ally hap­pened. Through­out the book, as you get to know Maja, you’ll waiver on whether she’s guilty.

“The Seven Hus­bands of Eve­lyn Hugo,” by Tay­lor Jenk­ins Reid

“Fit­ness Junkie,” a novel by Lucy Sykes and Jo Pi­azza, avail­able on July 11

“Quick­sand,” by Malin Pers­son Gi­olito

“Into the Wa­ter,” a novel by Paula Hawkins

“Rich Peo­ple Prob­lems,” by Kevin Kwan

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