Summer 2021 Reading Bucket List // April 10 Things

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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.
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A Crooked Tree by Uua Mannion
A classic coming of age story combined with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong.
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The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.
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The Wife Upstairs - Rachel Hawkins
Sylvia Robinson is hired by Victoria’s husband to help care for her. But it turns out Victoria isn’t as impaired as Sylvia was led to believe.
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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
An intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.
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The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
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.
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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
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.
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Aftershocks: A Memoir by Nadia Owusu
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.
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We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida
An achingly beautiful story of female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance set in the changing landscape of San Francisco.
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Good Company- Cynthia D'aprix Sweeny
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.
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