2022 Summer Book Preview
40 new novels for your summer TBR, with new releases from Sloane Crosley, Candice Carty-Williams, Andrew Sean Greer, and more
How much reading time do you have this summer? If you’re taking a vacation — and I hope you are, because, Jesus, the past two years! — you’re going to want to leave space in your suitcase or on your Kindle because the next few months are stacked with devastatingly delicious releases. I spent the past couple months collecting titles, reading as much as my poor little brain can handle, and finalizing the below list for your perusal.
For June, you’ll want to pick up Katie Gutierrez’s nuanced, suspenseful crime novel, More Than You’ll Ever Know, about a woman who secretly has two husbands, one in Mexico, the other in Texas; or consider Sloane Crosley’s actual LOL of a novel Cult Classic, a book about dating that had me laughing in a perhaps unflattering manner while eating solo at the new pizza spot down the street — and where two people in the span of ten minutes demanded to know how the book was. For July, there’s Gabrielle Zevin’s hotly anticipated (Knopf bought it for seven figures; Paramount bought the film rights for $2 mil) Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, about the decades-long friendship between two video game developers, while in August, jump on the Bookstagram hype train with Ashley Winstead’s provocative and, by accounts, shocking revenge thriller The Last Housewife. Finally, September, when hopefully everyone I know will be sweating summer’s last few buckets behind the pages of the painfully funny Chelsea Martin’s debut full-length novel, Tell Me I’m An Artist, about an art school student attempting to remake Wes Anderson’s Rushmore without ever having seen it.
Enjoy the below list, please let me know what you’re most excited about, and deliver any news about typos in a gentle, caring manner. Happy reading!
MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW, Katie Gutierrez. June 7. A Texan journalist with a painful family history becomes consumed with a mysterious international banker with two husbands in two…