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      ROMANCE 1.STUDENT/PROFESSOR: “On his first day, an inexperienced young professor meets an alluring mature student, who might have a thing or two to teach him, if only relationships with students weren’t against the rules.” 2.STRANGERS ON A TRAIN: “Two married people travel solo on a cross country train. They share neighbouring cabins, and a mutual attraction, which isn’t a problem… until the train breaks down.” 3.LEGAL INFIDELITY: “Imagine The Purge but for affairs: One night a year, infidelity is completely legal, and encouraged by the government. A married couple decide that this year, they’ll take part…” 4.FIRST NIGHT ON THE JOB: “A high class escort goes to meet her first client. Things are going well, until he breaks down in tears. It’s going to be a long night.” 5.WIDOW: “A woman hasn’t had sex since her husband died three years ago. She’s sent a masseur by her sister, only he’s not just a masseur, and her sister has paid him for the whole weekend. ” 6.BUSINESSMAN: “A businessman meets the same escort the same weekend each year as he passes through town. Only this year he asks her to come with him when he leaves.” 7.MANSION PARTY: “A businessman gets an invite to a mysterious mansion party. Sensing a networking opportunity, he arrives to find dozens of people, naked save for face masks, offering to indulge his wildest fantasies. But is it too good to be true?” 8.ROLE REVERSAL: “A woman looking to spice up her sex life tries being a submissive, but gets quickly bored. She asks to switch places, and soon realises she much prefers being the dominant one.” 9.COUPLES THERAPY: “Two newlyweds struggling through their first year are referred to a therapist with unorthodox methods. She teaches them to work out their frustrations with rope, chains, and whips.” 10.OIL PIPELINE: “A construction worker meets a protester chained to a section of pipeline. Told to her cut her free and take her away, he finds himself moved by her speech and decides to join her.” 11.POLITICAL RALLY: “A college student meets a guy at karaoke and they hit if off. When she goes to protest the political convention in town, she discovers he’s an aide to the party candidate she hates.” 12.LOCKED OUT: “Two people, who shared an awkward hook up years ago, meet again at a house party. Accidentally locked out on a balcony after everyone else passes out or goes home, they have to spend a night together.” 13.OLD LOVERS: “They shared a crazy summer together when they were kids, but then she left for college. A decade later, she just moved back to town, newly divorced. He’s about to get married, and they bump into each other on his bachelor party.” 14.JUST FRIENDS: “When two lifelong friends share a kiss at a drunken party, both rush to try and save their marriages and vow to not to see the other any more. But then they get invites to their 20 year reunion.” 15.LOVE IS BLIND: “A blind woman, shy and scared to leave the house, falls for the guy who delivers her groceries. He’s deaf and can read her lips, but hates his speaking voice and is nervous to talk in front of her. He records his friend speaking to her instead, which, as they start to date, gets increasingly complicated.” 16.PICTURES OF YOU: “As a heartbroken twenty-something flips through old photos on her phone, she finds herself reliving each one and realises each image isn’t quite as idealistic as she thought.” 17.HE SAID/SHE SAID: “A man wakes to find his estranged wife, who disappeared years ago, has published the diary he kept during their marriage, adding her own annotations to each page, rewriting his version of events.” 18.SOBER: “A newly single writer decides to drink themselves numb, only to discover they are now immune to the effects of alcohol and drugs. For the first time, they’ll have to feel everything.” - THRILLER 19.MURDER: “A hard nosed detective, disliked by colleagues, finds her only friend dead. When CCTV footage shows her committing the crime, she goes on the run to prove her innocence.” 20.KIDNAPPING: “A detective arrives at the home of a wealthy couple, whose daughter is missing. She discovers that nothing is as it should be, and that there’s no evidence the child existed in the first place…” 21.SERIAL KILLER: “Someone is killing people in homage to Hitchcock films. A cinema-hating detective teams up with a film professor to stop the killer before he directs his next work…” 22.UNDERCOVER: “A rookie cop goes undercover in a gang to discover who killed two teenage gang members, but has his loyalties tested when he finds out crooked cops are behind the deaths.” 23.CURSE CASE: “A rookie detective is given a supposedly ‘cursed’ case file. Anyone working on the case has died, including the detective he replaced. Can he solve the crime before it kills him?” 24.TIME TRAVEL: “A rookie finds a special police car that allows her to arrive at the scene of the crime before it happens, giving her chance to prevent it.” 25.MISSING PERSON: “A private detective returns home after a long case in another city, and stumbles across a missing persons poster with his face on it. He tries to tell the police who he is, but no one will believe him.” 26.SUICIDE: “A retired city detective is hired by a small town father whose son supposedly committed suicide. She looks into it, and finds that a local teen has died every year on the same day for the past 13 years, and the police have never investigated. As she spends time in the town, she realises sinister forces are at work…” 27.INFIDELITY: “A detective is hired to find out if a man’s wife is having an affair. She tracks the woman to a hotel and finds her with another man: the detective’s ex-husband. When they both turn up dead, blame falls on the detective.” 28.WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME: “An office worker, married to routine, decides to shake it up and go somewhere new for lunch, only to witness a murder. He flees, but the killer saw his face. To stay alive, he’ll have to learn to be unpredictable.” 29.RECOVERING ADDICT: “A recovering addict attends weekly meetings and grows close to her support group. When they start dying of overdoses, the deaths are ruled accidental. But she suspects foul play, and that someone in the group is responsible.” 30.MARRIED TO STRANGER: “A woman finds an old shoebox belonging to her husband, and opens it to find foreign passports under different names, and a large amount of cash. Who is she married to? As she starts to panic, he arrives home…” 31.JANITOR: “A struggling detective arrives at his desk to find his case notes rearranged, and new clues highlighted that lead him to catch a killer. When this happens again, he waits in the dark to see who is solving his cases, thinking it must be a colleague. Turns out its the janitor.” 32.BLOOD SPATTER ANALYST: “A blood spatter analyst realises a killer is staging blood at crimes to lead police off the scent. Not only that: he’s brilliant, the Rembrandt of blood spatter. Can she decipher his work before more people die?” 33.CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: “A crime scene photographer develops images that show the scene not when she took the picture, but at the time of the murder. When detectives ignore her, she decides to track down the killers herself.” 34.DEATH ROW CONVICT: “On the day of his execution, a convict is visited by the Governor. The convict has a story to tell: he was framed for murder, he says, and knows who’s responsible. The Governor gives him an hour.” 35.RELUCTANT KILLER: “A man, abused as a child, is sent a list of names of twelve men who hurt him. He sets out to kill them, one by one, and to find out who sent the letter. ” 36.CHILD: “A child who saw her parents brutally murdered narrates her life with her foster family… but is she as innocent as she seems?” - SCIENCE FICTION 37.CYBORGS: “A girl grows up in an idyllic town. She’s happy, until the day her neighbours start to ‘malfunction’ and she realises everyone, including her parents, are cyborgs.” 38.BIO DOMES: “With the atmosphere destroyed, humans live in giant climate-controlled domes. Going outside is forbidden, not to mention deadly. A young man, fed up with life, leaves the dome, expecting to die, and is very surprised to find that he’s fine…” 39.POST-APOCALYPSE: “After an apocalypse destroys technology, survivors gather into farming communties and live off the land in peace. Until the day the machines arrive. When her village is attacked, a teenager destroys a robot by touching it – frying the circuits – and realises she can defeat the machines. But she can’t do it alone. She hears about other teens with powers, and sets out to find them.” 40.SELF-DRIVING CAR: “A woman buys herself the latest self-driving car, only to discover it has a taste for murder. She’ll need to hide the bodies unless she wants to take the blame.” 41.SOCIAL MEDIA: “A new social media site tells its users how to build a better online presence: What to post, what to read, who to befriend, and if they really want to get ahead: who to kill.” 42.IMPLANTS: “A man gets the laters bio tracker implant, and discovers that if he lets his heart rate drop below 80bpm, or tries to remove it, it will explode.” 43.ALIEN REFUGEES: “When spacecraft appear over major cities, earth fears invasion. As we decide whether to go to war, a math whiz discovers they are refugees, and the race who destroyed their planet is on the way. Now he just has to convince everyone else.” 44.PARANOID CONSPIRACY: “20 years ago, earth repelled an alien invasion. Or so it seems. A husband and wife are convinced humans didn’t win at all, and the aliens took over in secret, staging their defeat.” 45.HUMAN RESISTANCE: “With earth under alien control, a small group of resistance fighters find an alien prisoner who says she knows how to defeat the invaders… but is it a trap?” 46.FIGHTER PILOTS: “The resistance’s best squadron are given an impossible task: fly a captured enemy craft on a sabotage mission to the alien mothership – a mission they likely won’t survive. Any volunteers?” 47.INTRUDER: “The small crew of a giant mining ship discover they are not alone on board. Something deadly is hiding among them. There are no weapons, and the crew being picked off one by one…” 48.SPACE PIRATES: “The captain of a pirate ship is separated from her crew of cargo thieves during a heist. Stranded, she teams up with a prince in order to rescue his planet from dark forces, and collect a priceless treasure in return.” 49.OUTNUMBERED SQUADRON: “At a remote outpost, a stranded crew have to survive the night before rescue arrives at dawn. Only the nights here last 3 earth days, and an alien army of thousands is approaching.” 50.EVE OF BATTLE: “A farm boy finds a missing artefact that will prevent galactic war. But time is running out, and no-one wants to listen to a kid from lowly farming colony.” 51.BEHIND ENEMY LINES: “A disgraced space marine must sneak through enemy defences onto their home planet to rescue an Earth ambassador, and win back his honour. If he survives, that is. And manages not to start a war first.” 52.CRASH LANDING: “A starfighter, damaged in battle, crashes on a remote moon. Without a ship, the pilot must work out a way to leave the moon before her squadron leave the star system without her. As she’s trying to work out a plan, an enemy ship crash lands nearby.” 53.DISTRESS BEACON: “The crew of a space freighter intercepts a distress signal and finds a fully laden mining ship abandoned. It is full of precious ore worth untold millions, but where are the crew who sent the signal. They dock and decide to investigate…” 54.BLACK HOLE: “Three astronauts find a planet on the edge of a black hole that might hold the secret to saving earth. But every minute they spend here is a day in Earth time, and they’ve already wasted an hour.” - FANTASY 55.DARK MAGIC: “A teen wizard is hit by sudden blindness and seizures. The witches council believes he is susceptible to dark magic, and cast him out, fearing he’ll turn to evil. He goes to high school the regular kids, where he meets another outcast, and he starts misbehaving. But is this other kid leading him astray? Or is he really meant to be evil?” 56.SUPERNATURAL SISTERS: “When a spell goes wrong, the eldest of three sisters vanishes. Believing her dead, the other two vow to never do magic again. But when they get a mirror message from the missing sister, they realise she is trapped in a magic realm, and set out to rescue her.” 57.RELUCTANT WIZARD: “A clumsy misfit can’t go one day without spilling, breaking or knocking something over, until he finds out his clumsiness is part of something much bigger than him: Wizards exist, and he might be one. Only he really wishes he weren’t.” 58.MIND-READING: “A con man, who runs a mind-reading scam to get money from vulnerable people, wakes to find he can actually read minds, and decides to use his new powers for good. But his past is never far behind.” 59.ADVENTURES IN TIME: “A young archeology student discovers a time travel machine in their university basement. She uses it to visit historical sites, but realises someone else is using it to alter history and make themselves rich.” 60.SUPERWORLD: “In a world where everyone has superpowers, a girl is born without any. When all the ‘meta humans’ start getting sick, it’s up to the girl with no powers to try and save them.” 61.HAUNTED LANDSCAPE: “After a persistent mist finally clears, residents of Abertridwr village feel relieved. But it doesn’t last long, the mist was hiding something far darker. ” 62.OMENS: “Flocks of crows keep infiltrating a young woman’s dreams, and then start appearing in her waking life: on the street, at home, at their desk. Are they a message, or a warning?” 63.GHOSTS: “A traumatised girl is coerced by friends to tour a haunted castle in Scotland. Having flashbacks of the horrific attacks that trouble her, she finds herself overtaken by an evil presence. In order to get rid of the entity, she must return there and spend the night, with a paranormal researcher and priest for help. But can she defeat the insidious spirit, or is she stuck with her demons.” 64.ELVES AND DWARVES: “A young elf meets a young dwarf in the forest, and they become firm friends, meeting every afternoon to play in the trees. Until the day their respective races go to war.” 65.QUEST: “When an evil sorcerer plans to enslave the land, a magician’s apprentice must travel far away to ask an exiled captain for help. As he sets out, he meets the huntsmaster’s apprentice, a young woman already deadly with her bow, who decides to tag along.” 66.GIANTS: “The greatest giant slayer in the land arrives in a village tormented by a evil giant. The giant kills him in seconds. The village elders reluctantly call on the second greatest giant slayer in the land: a young woman who’s yet to kill a single giant.” 67.OCCULT DETECTIVE: “On an alternate Earth, where both magic and science exist in society, a private detective uses his knowledge of magic to help solve crimes that forensic science can’t. The police ask him to help on a case: A dead man found in a locked room, with no wounds, no murder weapon, and no apparent cause of death. The suspicious part? Two men were seen entering the room.” 68.WONDERFUL LIFE: “In an ideal Earth, where there is no war, no disease, and no poverty – and everyone is satisfied with what they have. When he sees a young woman crying and being taken away by police, a young man starts to realise that all is not as ideal as it seems.” 69.FAIRY KINGDOM: “During a family camping trip two young siblings set out to catch fireflies and accidentally catch a fairy. She grants them a wish, and they ask her to take them to the fairy kingdom.” 70.KNIGHTS: “The Knights of the Round Table still exist, only now they pilot robotic suits of armour, which they use to keep Britain safe against the mysterious giant creatures trying to invade our world.” 71.NAZIS VS DRAGONS: “Nazi scientists manage to resurrect dinosaurs, and threaten to win the war with squadrons of pterosaurs and velociraptor cavalry. A British scientist has the answer: Dragons. With invasion nigh, the best pilots in the Royal Air Force train to fly dragons into battle.” 72.ROMANS VS ALIENS: “During an earthquake, a roman legion falls into an abyss and find themselves in a strange alien world. They are locked up and sentenced to death as invaders, but when a real invasion force arrives, they use his skills to help defend the alien race.” - COMEDY 73.ROAD TRIP: “A group of teenagers compete in a cross country road trip to win a million dollars. New York to Santa Monica, 3 days, no sleep. A speeding ticket gets you disqualified. Messing with the other teams is fine, though…” 74.IMAGINARY FRIEND: “On the morning of her 30th birthday, a woman – single and fed up with her job – answers the door to her childhood imaginary friend. Only he’s not imaginary anymore, and he’s not leaving any time soon.” 75.PET: “A lonely boy wanders the moors near his home, and finds himself face to face with a panther. The local legend is true! Only it’s not viscious at all, and the pair become unlikely friends. Wait until his bullies see this…” 76.GRUMPY MAN: “After his car breaks down, a grumpy, irritable man finds himself stuck in town where everyone is always happy. Always. Will he go insane before his car is fixed? Or will he find something to smile about…” 77.1985: “A 2015 teen wakes up 30 years in the past: 1985. No mobile phone, no social media, and the wrong haircut…” 78.BURIED TREASURE: “After they ride through a strange fog in the forest, a group of BMX riding 80s teens find 300 years in the past, and racing against notorious pirate to find buried treasure and a way home.” 79.DEPRESSED TEACHER: “A teacher who hates kids keeps a diary for her therapist, chronicling all the various ways 8 year olds ruin her day.” 80.PSYCHO MOM: “Heathers meets Desperate Housewives: Between cheerleading tryouts, the science fair, and her husbands promotion, this mom is gonna have to kill a lot of people for her family to get ahead…” 81.SECRET CANNIBAL: “A struggling actor is starting to get the roles and recognition he’s craved. The only problem is his other craving: He can’t stop eating people.” 82.BREXIT: “To pay for Brexit, all of Britain’s roads are turned into runways. Towns are now airport terminals, everyone works in the air industry, and all goods are imported. Except jam.” 83.RIOTS: “In order to appease the frustrated masses, the government hold a monthly riot, choosing towns at random. Professional rioters travel the country, smashing up towns in order to get their benefits, and communities bond by cleaning the mess they make. When a reality show is launched to choose Britain’s Best Rioter, a bored young man drops out of uni in search of rioting fame and fortune.” 84.ROMAN EMPIRE: “The Roman Empire never fell. New York is known as New Rome, and the Empire stretches across Europe and the Americas. Emperors are decided democratically, and the upcoming election pits the potential first female Caesar, a progressive politician, against a warmonger who wants to bring back the old glory days of the Empire and conquer the rest of the known world.” 85.ONLINE DATING: “A new dating site is so confident of its matches that it offers two people a mansion, a car, and an unlimited credit card for a year if they agree to get married before meeting. The pair agree, and the wedding goes ahead only for the website to realise they’ve made a mistake – they aren’t a perfect match. Not even close. If they agree not to tell the press, they can keep the lifestyle for the full year. But will be they able to live under the same roof?” 86.DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY: “The Smiths are a normal family enjoying everything that life in the 1980s has to offer: the cars, the music, the fashion. Only it’s not the ’80s. It’s 2016.” 87.COMING OF AGE: “A teenager so shy she’s never spoken is given a camera for her 16th birthday. She ventures out into the world, and through her photos begins to talk for the first time.” 88.’80S ACTION: “The world’s greatest action hero has survived terrorists, war zones, and alien hordes. Now he faces his greatest challenge: High School.” 89.BAKING SHOW: “In a dystopian Britain, an eclectic group of middle class Brits compete in Extreme Bake Sale, where the winner will escape the work camps and bake for the Queen, and the worst baker each week is publicly executed.” 90.WOMAN ON A TRAIN: “A grown woman catches a train every day, and spies on the lives of the people in the houses she passes. One morning she thinks she sees a murder, but since this is the fifth time she’s reported a train murder, and all the other times turned up nothing, the police don’t believe her. She decides to investigate the crime herself.” - DRAMA 91.FINANCIAL STRAIN: “A married couple struggling with money are given a choice: A million dollars each if they never see each other again.” 92.DEATH OF A CHILD: “A couple divorce after their child goes missing on a family holiday. 10 years later, he appears on a CCTV, and they fly back to investigate. But if it is their son, then he hasn’t aged a day.” 93.POST-AFFAIR: “A woman who had an affair is wracked with guilt, and decides to hire someone to seduce her husband to even things up.” 94.ORPHANS: “After one of them kills their abusive care worker, a group of kids flee their orphanage to live in the forest, and become the family each of them never had.” 95.REFUGEES: “When Britain goes to war, tens of thousands flee and seek sanctuary on the continent, only to find themselves met with fear and derision. Many British refugees are held in migrant camps, the largest of which is on the French/Spanish border. Three teens – lifelong friends – interned there try to find the humour in their ‘summer holiday’.” 96.SICK PARENT: “A boy looks after his mum, who, after an accident, has no short term memory. Every day he explains that he’s her son. Every night, she forgets.” 97.FUNERAL: “After one of the group dies, three friends – an artist, a musician, and a teacher – reunite at her funeral to find out they’ve been given shared custody of her child. If one drops out, the child gets taken away by the state.” 98.SCHOOL REUNION: “A group of friends take a holiday together every year, but this is the first year they decide to bring their partners. Things get awkward when one of them brings another’s ex.” 99.HOLIDAY: “Four former friends, who haven’t spoken since they graduated high school, meet at their ten-year reunion and decide to finally talk about ‘the incident’.” 100.FAMILY HOLIDAY: “Every year, the Patels go on holiday to the same terrible resort. Their daughter befriends the owner’s son, and together they vow to save the resort from closure.” 101.SUMMER CAMP: “Counsellors at a summer camp are left to fend for themselves when the camp’s owners go bankrupt. When a busload of inner city kids arrives, they decide to run the camp their way.” 102.FRESHERS WEEK: “A sheltered young man – who has never danced, drunk, or kissed anyone – arrives at uni and meets two friends from his halls, who decide to catch him up on all the teenage experiences he’s missed in the space of one week.”

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      I’m not a teacher, but in my junior year of high school, I was in a AP US History class with 13 other people. We were such a tight-knit class that our teacher, Mr. Strackman, gave us all nicknames. During the year, we secretly coordinated to make t-shirts to wear during the AP exam, and I designed the shirts. The front of the shirts had all of Mr. Strackman’s “bromances” (George Washington, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr.), and the back had our nicknames. When the shirts came in, we all put the shirts on before he got to class and surprised him. It was great to do something cool for him since he’s a really good teacher and his class was enjoyable.

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      You got: Nicotine by Nell Zink Zink’s Nicotine is the perfect quirky read for fall: Penny Baker; the only conventional member of her eccentric family; inherits her late father’s childhood house only to find it occupied by a group of anarchist squatters who have named the property “Nicotine.” Yet Penny finds the squatters charming and even becomes part of their collective, eventually leading to a fateful confrontation between the family she was born into and the new one she’s chosen. A funny and charming story about families both literal and metaphorical. You got: The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam Set two and a half decades into the Sri Lankan civil war, The Story of a Brief Marriage follows Dinesh, a Tamil refugee who is approached by an old man with a proposal that could change his life: If he marries the man’s daughter Ganga, they would both have a better shot at safety and a less violent future. The tale of two strangers suddenly thrust into a strange new relationship, The Story of a Brief Marriage is an immersive portrait of life touched by war and despair that will be sure to move you this season. You got: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem In Jonathan Lethem’s new novel A Gambler’s Anatomy, professional backgammon player Bruno Alexander believes he has psychic powers. Unfortunately for Bruno, it seems that his luck has run out — after a bad run in Singapore, Germany doesn’t go as planned either and a tumor behind his eye forces him to undergo experimental surgery, which is paid for by a childhood acquaintance who has an agenda of his own. Set between Berlin and Berkeley, California, A Gambler’s Anatomy will take you on a colorful adventure this fall. You got: Mischling by Affinity Konar Affinity Konar’s novel Mischling will haunt you all season: identical twin sisters Pearl and Stasha fight to survive the horrors of Auschwitz, where they are subjects in Mengele’s Zoo — Dr. Josef Mengele’s cruel and inhumane experiments. When Pearl disappears one winter, Stasha desperately holds onto the hope that she is still alive, and after the camp is finally liberated, must grapple with being a survivor amid the devastation of the world she once knew. You got: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Jade Chang’s debut novel The Wangs vs. the World follows Taiwanese-born American businessman Charles Wang, who must unite his children to start fresh in China after losing his fortune to the 2008 recession. The Wangs set off on a road trip across the country, all the way struggling to deal with their new financial situation — and each other. Highly entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny, The Wangs vs. the World shows the often surprising ways hardship can bring a dysfunctional family closer together as well as what it means to be an immigrant in America today. You got: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Today Will Be Different takes place on the one day Eleanor Flood decides to get her life together. Unfortunately for her, that’s the day when everything goes awry — with her husband, son, and even buried secrets that suddenly threaten to surface. Crackling with honesty and heart, Today Will Be Different hilariously captures one woman’s attempts to reinvent herself and stay sane amid the chaos of everyday life. You got: The Mothers by Brit Bennett In Brit Bennett’s debut novel The Mothers, 17-year old Nadia begins a romance with the local pastor’s son, Luke, after her mother dies, that leads to a pregnancy she must hide from everyone in her small community, including her religious best friend Aubrey. The Mothers follows Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey into adulthood, examining how decisions made in youth and the “what if” questions that follow can affect and haunt us years after the fact — certainly, you’ll be thinking about this book long after fall is over. You got: Swing Time by Zadie Smith In Zadie Smith’s new novel Swing Time, two black girls grow up aspiring to be dancers but only one has talent, creating a rift between them as they go on to lead separate lives. Set across West Africa and London, Swing Time is a sweeping, energetic tale of a complex friendship that speaks to the ways in which our roots and childhood relationships can have a hold on us even later on in life. You got: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead’s powerful new novel The Underground Railroad is one of the most exciting books of the season, and Oprah’s latest Book Club pick to boot. The Underground Railroad follows a slave in Georgia who escapes from a cotton plantation and flees north via a literal Underground Railroad — a network of secret underground tracks and tunnels — while all the way facing horrors that still resonate in America today.

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      Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar For you, summer has always been about spending and cherishing time with family, which is why you’ll enjoy Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar. Aspen Quick’s family has a magical secret; a ritual keeps a cliff from collapsing onto their town. But things begin to change when Aspen, who enjoys using his abilities, begins questioning both the past and future. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories You often prefer having an unplanned, carefree summer that involves new adventures. Because of this, you’ll enjoy Summer Days and Summer Nights, a fun collection of summer stories by best-selling YA authors, including Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith, edited by Stephanie Perkins. Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee You love when your summers are as fun and unique as your personality, which is why Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee will appeal to you. Stevie and Sanger help oddball neighbor Max complete his “Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist, but Stevie slowly begins to realize these themes of death might just hit too close to home. You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan You want a summer filled with whirlwind, romantic potential, which is why you’ll enjoy You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan. Set in San Francisco, Mark is in love with Ryan, who doesn’t feel the same way. Kate has never met Violet in person and although the feelings are there, she’s afraid of what might happen when they do meet in real life. But when Kate and Mark meet in the city during Pride Week, they quickly discover that friendship often shows in the right place at the right time. Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana When it comes to summer, you definitely have a STRONG urge for traveling and exploring new places, which is why Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana will appeal to you. When Tara discovers a message from an alternate Earth, she realizes there could actually be a parallel universe. And when her normal life begins to shift little by little, she begins to believe that something huge is about to happen. How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler Your ideal summer is fueled by adrenaline — whether it’s riding adventurous roller coasters or cliff diving in Hawaii. That’s why you’ll want to pick up How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler. Told in alternating perspectives, this story follows a murder witnessed by Nicolette and a boy with one mission: to get rid of her. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando When it comes to summer, you prefer the element of surprise, changing things up from day to day. This is why you should pick up The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. Eleven years after their mysterious disappearance, five of six missing teenagers return. They were 5 when they were taken, but don’t have any recollection of what happened. Nor do they know what happened to the sixth victim, Max. This intriguing story will have you flipping pages until the very end. The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash You typically prefer to have an introverted summer filled with reading and surfing the web, which is why you’ll enjoy The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash. Grant and Roxy are best friends, but when Grant starts having feelings for Roxy, he plans to tell her in a special way: at Comic-Con. But will things turn out the way Grant hopes? How It Ends by Catherine Lo You prefer having a low-key summer with your friends. As long as they’re around, you’re happy, which is why you’ll enjoy How It Ends by Catherine Lo. Told from the perspective of two BFFs, this book touches on the hardships of friendship and what happened to bring these two characters apart.

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      “Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn
      In Nicole Dennis-Benn’s vibrant debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, three Jamaican women and their community come together to fight for their village when it is threatened by plans for a new hotel, but must reckon with their pasts along the way. A compelling exploration of exploitation, sacrifice, tourism, poverty, and the drive for freedom, Here Comes the Sun will transport your mind — and heart — this summer. Publication date: July 19 “Grace” by Natashia Deón
      Natashia Deón’s novel Grace looks at the lives of slaves in the South in the 1840s — focusing on a girl named Josephine who was born to a white father and who stands out with her blonde hair and light skin, and her mother who was murdered as she was born. Gripping and deeply affecting, Grace is an examination of injustice, violence, love, legacies, and survival that you’ll be still be thinking about long after summer is over. Publication date: June 14 “The Girls” by Emma Cline
      Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, will thrill you in the all the right ways this summer. Set in late 1960s Northern California, where lonely 14-year-old Evie Boyd is drawn to a group of girls who belong to an infamous cult (loosely based on Charles Manson’s), The Girls is the dark, seductive coming-of-age story of a young woman getting sucked into a terrifying world. Publication date: June 14 “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
      Yaa Gyasi’s epic novel Homegoing is a sweeping account of two half sisters in 18th-century Ghana and the lives of their many generations of descendants in America. A stunning, unforgettable account of family, history, and racism spanning three centuries, Homegoing is one of the most ambitious books of the season. Publication date: June 7 “Boy Erased” by Garrard Conley
      Garrard Conley’s memoir traces his struggles with his sexuality as a young man and the son of a pastor in a small Arkansas town. When Conley was outed to his parents at 19, he underwent a conversion-therapy program intended to “cure” his “illness” and impure urges but instead came out more resilient than ever. A brave, powerful meditation on identity and faith, Boy Erased is the story of one man’s journey to accepting himself and overcoming shame and trauma in the midst of deep-rooted bigotry. Publication date: May 10 “Problems” by Jade Sharma
      Get real this summer with Jade Sharma’s debut novel, Problems, which takes an unflinching look at addiction through the lens of Maya, a young woman in New York with a heroin habit whose life begins to unravel after her husband leaves her. Bold and honest, Problems is a fresh look at recovery, redemption, and one woman’s increasing nest of problems. Publication date: July 5 “Heroes of the Frontier” by Dave Eggers
      Go on a wild adventure with Dave Eggers’ novel Heroes of the Frontier, following a divorced woman named Josie as she flees from her life in suburban Ohio to Alaska with her two kids in tow. Dark yet often funny, Heroes of the Frontier is the story of a family trying to escape the disappointments and mistakes of the past while facing a natural world that is surprisingly violent. Publication date: July 26 “The Good Lieutenant” by Whitney Terrell
      Take some time to reflect this season with Whitney Terrell’s novel The Good Lieutenant, which unfolds backward in time from a tragically botched operation in Iraq that results in the death of Lt. Emma Fowler’s secret lover and many others. More than just your typical war story, The Good Lieutenant traces the backstories of soldiers and Iraqis involved alike, bringing out a very human, intimate side of the Iraq War. Publication date: June 7 “Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty” by Ramona Ausubel
      In Ramona Ausubel’s novel Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, a wealthy New England family in the 1970s is shocked to discover there is no money left in the family fortune. Married couple Fern and Edgar cope by going their separate ways (a road trip and sailing, respectively) while their three young children are left to themselves with no adult supervision. A wonderfully whimsical tale of privilege and class and what happens when you lose everything you’ve come to take for granted, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is the escape you need this summer. Publication date: June 14

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