It’s June, Savvy Readers! And that means a whole lot of summer reading time ahead. And good thing there are so many good books out for us to spend it with! Check out what we’re reading this month below, and tell us what you’re reading in the comments!
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Catherine is reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
If you love a classic whodunit, like Agatha Christie’s Poirot, you are going to love Magpie Murders. But this story also has a contemporary twist — it’s a novel-within-a-novel, where an editor must look for clues to a murder in the pages of a (classic crime novel) manuscript! You won’t be able to stop reading this one until the very last page.
I’ve never read a Michael Crichton book before, but wanted to see what all the hype about Dragon Teeth was about! It is quick-paced and exciting, and takes readers on a fossil-hunting adventure through the Wild West of the 1800s. One of the most interesting aspects is that the story is based on two real-life rival paleontologists. Dragon Teeth is sure to appeal to many people, not just readers of Crichton or Westerns.
So I just read my first Katie Cotugno book and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing!!! If you’re a big fan of Sarah Dessen (like me), you’ll absolutely adore 99 Days and probably all of Katie’s other stories (including Top Ten, her newest novel coming out in October). This simple and ADORABLE summer love story is the perfect weekend escape. Trust me, you’ll be updating your TBR with all of Katie Cotugno‘s books by the end of the first chapter.
I’m currently reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and am very intrigued. I love the gothic feel of the story – think Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker influences. If you’re looking for an intellectually satisfying novel about science and religion, skepticism and faith, independence and love, this is it! And the writing is as beautiful as the cover!
Ever since I finished Bad Feminist I’ve been waiting for a new nonfiction book by Roxane Gay, so to say that I’m excited to be reading Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body this month is an understatement. In Hunger, Gay shares her personal experiences with food, weight, self-image and everything in between with her signature honesty and candor — it’s a must read.
Super informative, funny, and eye opening. Dr. Laurie Mintz has created a book that’s allowed me to understand how our society has viewed sex in a harmful way. We have too much of an emphasis on male orgasms instead of having orgasm equality. Although it might seem like a scandalous read, it is honestly so much more than that—and totally worth checking out.
Not only is Just Like Family witty, insightful, and deeply funny but the characters are relatable, honest, and completely intriguing. Not to mention this novel is set in Toronto and in the heart of Muskoka at the Graham’s family cottage on the lake. What more could you want in a summer read? It’s perfect.
Sharon is reading Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson
I picked this book up over the Victoria Day long weekend, and I can’t stop thinking about it! I love the independent, intelligent, insightful lady characters, especially Anna, who rallies an unlikely group of detectives to help find her missing friend, actress Iolanthe Green. And as someone who can’t get enough of True Crime podcasts, I love that the infamous Moors Murders are thrown into the mix! They add an intriguing extra layer to the story and really help ground the setting in 1960s England.
Well Savvy Readers, what book on this list do you want to pick up next? (We don’t blame you if you just added every single one to your TBR shelf). We want to know what you’re reading this month! Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.
Happy summer reading!
The Savvy Reader Team