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May 12th, 2021

The Tidbits Summer Book List!

Take a peek under our covers—what our editors are reading right now.

1. Are We There Yet? by Kathleen West // Among fake Instagram pages, long-buried family secrets, and the horrors of middle school, one suburban mom searches to find herself in a heartfelt and thought-provoking novel.

2. Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler // A woman in a tailspin discovers that her boyfriend is an anonymous online conspiracy theorist in this “absolutely brilliant take on the bizarre and despicable ways the internet has warped our perception of reality” (Elle)

3. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins // A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense.

4. Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau // Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones & The Six in this funny, wise, and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore.

5. Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford // New York’s last bohemia—the glittering, decadent downtown club scene of the 1980s—is the setting for this brilliantly winning novel about a smart, vulnerable young woman taking a deep dive into her dark side.

6. The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas // A deeply moving novel about a woman who thought she never wanted to be a mother—and the many ways that life can surprise us.

7. The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson // Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multitalented actress, comedian, podcaster and writer Casey Wilson.

8. Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller // A portrait of life on the fringes of society, a heart-stopping novel of betrayal and resilience, love and survival.

9. Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney // A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship.

10. Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan // Propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger.

11. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha // A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania.

12. The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara G Forden // Soon to be a major motion picture starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, this is the sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty.

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