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    Jun 3, 2015

    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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