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5 BEST-SELLERS TO READ THIS SUMMER

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There’s nothing like settling down in a cozy chair with a good book. Try curling up with one of these bestsellers.

The Resisters by Gish Jen

If you love a good dystopian novel, dive into Gish Jen’s debut into the literary world. Often compared to H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine, this story pits the haves and the have-nots against one another, including baseball becoming an act of resistance against an oppressive system. Ann Patchett calls this a “stone-cold masterpiece.”

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

When you need a little excitement, pick up Liz Moore’s literary thriller about opioid addiction, a Baltimore police officer, and a missing sister.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle’s latest book of inspirational essays is a beautifully crafted exploration of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. This book deftly navigates the ever-changing identity journey of Gen X women, while also managing to remain relevant to Millennial readers. Doyle gives her fans what they want and what they need – her unflinching honesty as well as the hard truth that we all have a lot of work to do in order to create the kind of world that we want to leave to our daughters.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This story follows Emira, a 25-year-old African American woman, in the aftermath of an unnerving and very public encounter with a security officer who accuses her of kidnapping the White toddler she’s been hired to babysit. Author Kiley Reid expertly crafts this addictive story that not only entertains but illuminates some of the darker realities of living in America.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir is still topping the bestseller list two years later. In this book, Obama shares deeply personal stories from her childhood, the genuinely romantic adventure of her relationship with her husband, and her unimaginable experiences as First Lady. You will not be able to put this down and will have a whole new respect for this incredible woman when you turn the last page.

For a little extra fun, head over to Goodreads and set yourself a reading challenge for the year. You can record the books you’ve read there and receive customized book recommendations.

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