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Rachel’s Reads – June 2019

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.” Andy Warhol

After what has seemed to be a never-ending winter and spring, with massive snows and torrential downpours, the heat of summer has finally started to make an appearance. The longer days bring more time for reading. As Lisa Schroeder wrote, “Books and summertime go together.” Summer has always had its own sense of freedom for me. It brings about new possibilities and the idea of exploring and adventures. Sometimes those journeys happen in the form of the books I am reading, and this year there are so many eagerly awaited books coming out during June, July, and August. Here is a list of some of the books that I am excited to get my hands on this summer:

  • Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
  • The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr
  • Bunny by Mona Awad
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory 
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
  • Polite Society by Mahesh Rao
  • Bottle Grove by Daniel Handler
  • Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
  • Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures by David Ewing Duncan
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
  • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán (translated by Sophie Hughes)
  • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  • Inland by Téa Obreht
  • The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder)
  • Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Hopefully you will find something that appeals to you as well. 

Happy Reading!

RACHEL LEWIS FALCON

Rachel became the publisher of The Independent in March of 2017 and then married her husband Jake in May. Their goldendoodle Einstein joined the family in 2019. Rachel is an avid reader and loves to share book recommendations. (Don’t miss her column, Rachel’s Reads in the Magazine!) She can always be found with a book nearby, especially while traveling (another of her favorite things).

Bailey Pianalto Photography

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