To me, summer means endless days by bodies of water, fresh fruit on the front porch, and a stack of good books to help pass the time! Getting a head start on this summer by pulling together a list of the most anticipated books of the year. So for this month’s 10 things, I’m sharing the books I hope I’ll finish before the end of Daylight Savings Time and the crisp air of fall sneaks up on us all.
The Push by Ashley Audrain
A psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family—and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for—and everything she feared.
Powerful and revealing, this captures the heartbreaking divide between Black and white communities and offers both an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream.
Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection based on the experiences of a social media influencer.
Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world—from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. Her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, and she's raised by her stepmother after her father died when she was thirteen. Her story is about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.