Hot Reads: New York Times’ Summer Book Review

June 19, 2019

Summer is just around the corner (the first official day is June 21), and we’re so excited to hit the beach and crack open our new books! If you’re still not sure what to pick up this summer, then check out the New York Times’ review of 75 titles in nine different categories. Don’t forget that we have plenty of summer-worthy reads in our own Elite Online Publishing library. Now dive in!


  • Seven at Sea by Erik Orton and Emily Orton
  • The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  • This Much Country by Kristin Knight
  • Pace In Putin’s Footsteps by Nina Khruscheva and Jeffrey Tayler
  • Lotharingiaby Simon Winder Ottoman
  • Odyssey by Alev Scott Volcanoes
  • Palm Trees and Privilege by Liz Prato Pagan
  • Light by Jamie James
  • See You in the Piazza by Frances Mayes
  • Off the Railsby Beppe Severgnini
  • Monsieur Mediocre by John von Sothen
  • A Year in Paris by John Baxter


  • Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
  • Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito
  • A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
  • All the Lost Things by Michelle Sacks
  • Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik
  • The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora
  • Temper by Layne Fargo


  • Ballpark by Paul Goldberger
  • When the Crowd Didn’t Roar by Kevin Cowherd
  • The World’s Fastest Man by Michael Kranish
  • The Cost of These Dreams by Wright Thompson
  • The Great American Sports Page edited by John Schulian
  • Sprawlball by Kirk Goldsberry

True Crime

  • Murder by the Book by Claire Harman
  • Where Monsters Hide by M. William Phelps
  • City of Omens by Dan Werb
  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
  • The Belle of Bedford Avenue by Virginia A. McConnell
  • Norco ’80 by Peter Houlahan


  • William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘N’ Roll by Casey Rae
  • This Searing Light, The Sun and Everything Else by Jon Savage
  • More Fun in the New World by John Doe with Tom DeSavia
  • CSNYby Peter Doggett
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young by David Browne
  • Chamber Music by Will Ashon

HorrorHalloween Coloring Book

  • The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  • Little Darlings by Melanie Goldberg
  • Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson
  • The Nestby Gregory A. Douglas
  • When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom
  • The Laws of the Skies by Grégoire Courtois
  • Inspectionby Josh Malerman
  • Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

Historical Fiction

  • The Daughter’s Tale by Lucas Correa
  • Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin
  • The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan
  • A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum
  • The Red Daughter by John Burhham Schwartz
  • American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton
  • Paris, 7 A.M. by Liza Wieland


  • Zaitoun by Yasmin Khan
  • Black Sea by Caroline Eden
  • My Mexico City Kitchen by Gabriela Cámara
  • Indian(-ish) by Priya Krishna
  • Vietnamese Food Any Day by Andrea Nguyen
  • The Modern Cook’s Year by Anna Jones
  • Love & Lemons Every Day by Jeanine Donofrio
  • Franklin Steak by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay
  • Simple Cake by Odette Williams
  • Dappled by Nicole Rucker
  • Happiness is Baking by Maida Heatter
  • In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis with Mary Goodbody

The Great Outdoors

  • A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach
  • The Kitchen Garden by Alan Buckingham
  • Pruning Simplified by Steven Bradley
  • Beginner Gardening Step by Step
  • Wings in the Light by David Lee Myers
  • Blooms: Contemporary Floral Design
  • The Tree Book by Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren
  • The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
  • The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleben
  • Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan
  • How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery


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