Books I can't wait to read in 2019: Summer releases
Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

I loved Kibler's 2013 debutCalling Me Home, a book club favorite whose popularity came from the enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations of readers like you. That's how I came to it. I'm excited for this, her first novel in six years. The publisher calls this "an emotionally raw and resonant story of love, loss, and the enduring power of friendship, following the lives of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls,” and inspired by historical events." Publication date July 30. More info →
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If You Want to Make God Laugh

If You Want to Make God Laugh

South African writer Marais's first book Hum If You Don't Know the Words was a Summer Reading Guide pick upon its 2017 release. I loved its inventive storytelling, endearing characters, and distinctive voice, and look forward to more of the same in her summer release. The publisher calls this "a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries." Publication date July 16. More info →
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Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

A new Joshilyn Jackson novel always shoots straight to the top of my TBR. Jackson describes her own work as "Weirdo Fiction with a Shot of Southern Gothic Influence for Smart People Who Can Catch the Nuances but Who Like Narrative Drive, and Who Have a Sense of Humor but Who Are Willing to Go Down to Dark Places." In her new book, the carefully-cultivated façade of a woman's seemingly ordinary life is threatened when a mysterious stranger from her past arrives in town and threatens to reveal all. The publisher calls this "a dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense." Publication date July 30. More info →
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