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This season is all about relaxing, soaking up the sun and diving into a really good book. There’s nothing better than a captivating warm-weather novel to accompany you by the lake or pool, but it can prove difficult to find just the right one. Fortunately, we’ve added new titles to our summer reading list to help you discover your next page-turner. From Elliot Page’s deeply emotional memoir to Colson Whitehead’s exciting New York City crime-fiction tome, here are the Artful Living Book Club top 5 titles for July.
This highly anticipated New York Times bestseller is a rich work of historical fiction that will have you completely entranced from beginning to end. The captivating coming-of-age plot crosses continents and navigates world events as it follows a young artist in search of a giant mechanical tiger (that really did exist).
The Oscar-nominated star of the hit film Juno shares his story of fame, identity and struggle. This inspiring collection of stunningly vulnerable essays illustrates an emotional journey about being brave enough to become your true self. Offering a poignant look at what it means to be human, this book is a must-read.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author Colson Whitehead’s latest tome is a comedy, commentary and crime-filled fiction all in one. He dazzles readers with the story of a furniture salesman’s double life in 1960s New York City. And if you enjoy this tale of family, loyalty and secrets, Whitehead’s upcoming Crook Manifesto is set to release next month.
Janika Oza’s debut novel is a remarkable epic about the rippling consequences of a single desperate action. Bridging four continents and four generations, A History of Burning is a masterpiece that weaves perspectives and timelines with an enduring search for home. This is one title you won’t be able to put down.
Darkly comedic and brilliantly unsettling, Ripe explores the complexities of the corporate lifestyle through main character Cassie and a mini black hole that follows her everywhere. Forcing a new perspective on the absurdities of modern life, mental health and societal pressure, this self-aware story captivates from the very start.