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8 Best New Reads Of June

Whether you're relaxing poolside at home or have your toes in the sand on some tropical beach, these books are the perfect addition. Full of laughs, scandalous romances, and family drama, you cannot-miss these riveting June reads!

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Lying to Children by Alex Shahla

Lying to Children has the most heartwarming collection of stories by a fictional father that you will ever read. Formatted like letters to his college-age son and daughter these charming accounts of memories will leave you laughing, crying and sometimes surprised. Alex Shahla tells the common untruths parents regularly tell their kids from the unique perspective of a suburban dad. These stories will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion complete with some of life's best lessons.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Magazine reporter Monique Grant finds her life at a standstill until the aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo chooses her of all people to write her biography. The more Monique learns about Evelyn's life, the more connected she feels to the actress, but when her stories catch up to present day Monique realizes that her life intersects with Evelyn's in many tragic and surprising ways. Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.

Bad Dreams and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley's collection of short stories in this novel capture hidden depths in things that are deceptively simple. The passages are about everyday people and the interactions that mold their lives, hopes, fears and dreams; from a girl taking a car ride with some older boys, to a young child exploring the rooms of a home at night, these stories will stay with you long after you've finished the last page.

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

Wedding season is in full swing and that means it's time to talk about those guests you sometimes hate, but have to love: your family. Paul and Alice must attend their "perfect" half-sister's extravagant wedding in England. As Eloise prepares to walk down the aisle, her slightly dysfunctional family is poised to complicate her magical day. The People We Hate at the Wedding delivers a hilarious, but tender take on the power of family, making it a summer must-read.

The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

Marin Bishop had everything going for her, until an unexpected visit by a half-sister she never knew about. When her seemingly perfect life crumbles in a single day, she takes a road trip to meet a grandmother who she also never knew she had. Throughout the summer at her grandmother's bed and breakfast Marin learns that the truth about her half-sister is just the beginning of the secrets that will change her life forever.

The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

The Gypsy Moth Summer presents a new take on young and forbidden love. Leslie Day Marshall, the only daughter of Avalon's most prominent family, has just moved back to Avalon Island with her family and into the largest estate called "The Castle." Her son Brooks soon becomes smitten with a local girl from a working class family named Maddie Pencott LaRosa. As Brooks and Maddie fall deeper in love she begins thinking about a life with Brooks off of Avalon Island where they can escape the new cancers that seems to be spreading.

The Awkward Age: A Novel by Francesca Segal

Uniting two households has never been easy and Julia Alden can't seem to please everyone. She has fallen deeply in love with an obstetrician named James, but her teenage daughter despises him. When her daughter seeks comfort from James' seventeen-year-old son Julia struggles in maintaining her fragile happiness. This novel represents a modern family and their struggles with love, loyalty, guilt and ultimately supporting our loved ones, even when they make mistakes.

Chemistry: A Novel by Weike Wang

Chemistry is the perfect novel for anyone trying to find themselves. Three years into a graduate chemistry program at Boston University the unnamed narrator must come to terms with what she truly desires out of her life. She is constantly criticized by her peers for her failed research and is expected to be perfect by her demanding parents. Her scientist boyfriend has proposed, but she can't say yes feeling like she hasn't accomplished enough on her own. As pressure mounts she decides to leave everything she knows behind to explore her heart and her mind.

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