It’s shaping up to be another great summer for books, which is why the number one item on our spring cleaning to-do list is—you guessed it—clearing space on our bookshelves. Our bookmarks are at the ready in anticipation of a whole host of exciting summer releases. There are new books from Lauren Groff, Rachel Cusk, Ottessa Moshfegh, Kevin Wilson, and Anne Tyler on the horizon, as well as highly anticipated debut novels from Tommy Orange and R.O. Kwon preparing to hit bookstores in June, July, and August. There are plenty of new releases slated for summer that you just can’t miss (Sweet & Low: Stories by Nick White, The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg, and The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon among them), and we’re expanding our reading lists accordingly.
Looking for books set in the South? Check out Florida by Lauren Groff, Treeborne by Caleb Johnson, and The New Inheritors by Kent Wascom. Excited to dive into some compelling new short stories? Pick up Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine: Stories by Kevin Wilson and Certain American States: Stories by Catherine Lacey. Whether you’re reading on the porch, in the park, or by the sea (or in an air-conditioned coffee shop while seeking respite from the summer heat), we have plenty of summer book recs for you. Also, if you’re looking for new spring releases and beach reads, we have you covered there too.