Here are other books to look for this summer:
“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