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Recommended Summer Reading
Are you looking for some good vacation reading? Having a hard time catching up on all the "best summer books lists"? Then check out The Ultimate Summer Books Preview of 2019 from Literary Hub. They've done the work for you. Their staff writer, Emily Temple, read a bunch of summer book preview lists and tallied the results. Below is a the list of titles that have been recommended 4 or more times. 
Happy reading!
21 lists:
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (July 16)
18 lists:
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (June 4)
17 lists:
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (June 4)
14 lists:
Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (June 18)
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (July 9)
13 lists:
Inland by Tea Obrecht (Aug 13)
12 lists:
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (June 4)
11 lists:
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn (June 4)
10 lists:
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner (June 11)
9 lists:
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett (June 4)
Recursion by Blake Crouch (June 11)
8 lists:
Bunny by Mona Awad (June 11)
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (July 16)
How Could She by Lauren Mechling (June 25)
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (Aug 6)
In West Mills by  De’Shawn Charles Winslow (June 4)
7 lists:
The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung (June 18)
Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat (Aug 27)
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (July 23)
6 lists:
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Aug 13)
Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon (July 30)
The Need by Helen Phillips (July 9)
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Aug 6)
5 lists:
The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz (June 25)
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (June 4)
I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum (June 25)
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, tr. Stephen Snyder (Aug 13)
The Travelers by Regina Porter (June 18)
The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Aug 20)
4 lists:
The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora (June 11)
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Sept 10)
Coventry: Essays by Rachel Cusk (Aug 20)
Naturally Tan by Tan France (June 4)
Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder (June 11)
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon (June 18)
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (May 7)
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (June 25)
Costalegre by Courtney Maum (July 16)
The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams (July 9)
Jul 3, 2019