31 Perfect Books To Get Excited About This Summer

As told to us by attendees at Book Expo America last week.

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We asked attendees at the annual Book Expo America conference what books they are most excited to read this summer. Here’s what they told us.

1. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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Greenwillow Books

 

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Suggested by Diana Urban

2. The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

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Other Press

 

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Suggested by Stephanie Derstine

3. Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

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Suggested by Stephanie Kim

4. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

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Arthur A. Levine Books

 

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Suggested by Rebecca Schinsky

5. Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz

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New York Review of Books

 

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Suggested by Hilary Reid

6. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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HarperTeen

 

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Suggested by Talia Rochmann

7. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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Europa Editions

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Suggested by Erin Kottke, Bridget Martin, and Briana Ross

8. Red: A History of the Redhead Jacky Colliss Harvey

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

 

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Suggested by Maureen Winter

9. The Book of Aron by Jim Shephard

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Knopf

 

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Suggested by Anthony Doerr

10. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

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Picador

 

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Suggested by Allia Zobel Nolan

11. Present Tense by Robert Greene

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The Critical Press

 

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Suggested by Tom Elrod

12. Family Life by Akhil Sharma

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W. W. Norton & Company

 

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Suggested by Annie Liontas

13. The Unwinding by George Packer

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

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Suggested by Todd Lawton

14. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

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HarperCollins

 

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Suggested by Molly Templeton

15. Re Jane by Patricia Park

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Pamela Dorman Books

 

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Suggested by Tim Johnson

16. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

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Poppy

 

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Suggested by Cristina Noujaim

17. The World Is Waiting for You edited by Tara Grove and Isabel Ostrer

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The New Press

 

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Suggested by Ellen Adler

18. The Edge Becomes The Center by D.W. Gibson

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Overlook Press

 

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Suggested by Allyssa Kasoff

19. The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

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Unbound

 

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Suggested by Jonny Diamond

20. Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger

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Feminist Press

 

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Suggested by Lucia Brown

21. Ruins of War by John A Connell

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Berkley

 

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Suggested by Lee Child

22. Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc

 

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Suggested by Amy Hundley

23. Dietland by Sarai Walker

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

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Suggested by Hannah Harlow

24. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Doubleday

 

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Suggested by Saeed Jones

25. Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link

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Vintage

 

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Suggested by Stacy Price

26. Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

 

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Suggested by Jackson Bird

27. The Gag Man by Matthew Dessem

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The Critical Press

 

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Suggested by Jason Bailey

28. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Dial Books

 

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Suggested by Bri Lockhart

29. Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night by Morgan Parker

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Switchback Books

 

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Suggested by Abigail Welhouse

30. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

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Gallery/Scout Press

 

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Suggested by Caitlin Kleinschmidt

31. Mislaid by Nell Zink

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Ecco

 

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Suggested by Stephanie Anderson

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