10 Should-Learn Books for Each Summer season Studying Listing – CBS Pittsburgh

(CBS) – It’s the time of year when grabbing a book on the way out is important because you don’t want to miss any outdoor reading opportunities. However, with exciting new books appearing every week, it can be difficult to decide which one to put in your beach bag first. The team at Simon & Schuster (a ViacomCBS company) is here to make your choice easier by introducing some of their summer favorites from superstar writers like Stephen King and Jennifer Weiner, as well as exciting debut novelists like Zakiya Dalilah Harris and TJ Newman.

This summer by Jennifer Weiner

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Awarded Editor’s Pick and Best Book of May on Amazon and Best Book of May on Goodreads, readers will flock to Jennifer Weiner’s new novel That Summer. While Daisys carpools, Diana leads the meetings. While Daisys prepares dinner, Diana makes plans to reorganize businesses. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But as they get closer, we learn that their connection wasn’t entirely accidental. The Washington Post wrote in its review: “Weiner has made a great literary career writing compelling popular novels that take women seriously. One of her strengths as a writer is her ability to realistically portray how people change in body and soul … Weiner seems firmly to believe in the salvation of humor, the ability of time to open up possibilities, and the strength of female friendship. ”- Karlyn

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Stephen King ready for more? His latest novel, Billy Summers, is an absolutely readable thriller. Billy Summers is an excellent Iraq war veteran who has become a hit man by a conscience. He’s only aiming at the bad guys, but Billy wants out. Before he can retire, however, he agrees to one last job … that changes everything. Join Billy on his way to salvation in this fast-paced story of love, luck and destiny. —Zoey

The last thing he told me by Laura Dave

If your club loves gripping mysteries, THE LAST THING TOLD ME should be next on your list. Hannah’s husband, Owen, disappears, leaving her with his sixteen-year-old daughter Bailey and a piece of paper that says “Protect Her”. As the mystery of Owen’s disappearance grows stranger, Hannah quickly realizes that her husband is not who he claims to be and that his daughter may be the only link to discover his true identity. When Hannah and Bailey set out to uncover truths, a moving family drama unfolds. Prepare to be shocked. – Holly

The other black girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Called a “brilliant debut” by Vogue and a “genre-defending evisceration of workplace privileges” by Entertainment Weekly, The Other Black Girl follows twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers, fed up with being the only black employee at the. to be the book publisher she works for, Wagner Books. Tired of isolation and micro-aggression, she is thrilled when Harlem-born and raised Hazel starts to work next to her in the cabin. However, you have only just begun comparing natural hair care programs when a series of unpleasant events elevate Hazel to office darling while Nella remains in the dust. As Nella begins to become obsessed with the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that much more is at stake than just her career. —Milena

Falling by TJ Newman

It is impossible to resist a concept like “Speed, but in the air” or (in the words of the author Don Winslow) “Jaws at 35,000 feet”. Falling, by former flight attendant and debut writer TJ Newman, is the definition of a white knuckle thriller. The book puts you in a terrifying but overly realistic scenario in which you have just learned that your pilot is in a compromised position for a flight to New York. As it turns out, his family was kidnapped just minutes before boarding, and now he has exactly one choice: crash a plane with you and 143 other passengers on board to save his family, or land the plane safely, knowing that his family will be killed. Once you have picked up this novel, you can no longer put it down. -Heather

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The soulmate equation by Christina Lauren

When single mom Jess decides to dip her toe in the online dating waters, she decides to try GeneticAlly, a new app that uses DNA to find the perfect match. But when the app finds her an outrageous 98% compatible partner, she is dismayed to discover that it’s the idiot she sees in her local café every day…. Come for the love story that attracts opposites, but stay for the rich, emotional character development between Jess and her best friend, her strained relationship with her mother, and her challenges as a mother who brings her daughter a new love interest. This New York Times best-selling writer duo took their work to the next level with The Soulmate Equation! —Abby

life after death from Sister Souljah

The long-awaited sequel to Sister Souljah’s million-time New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever is here! In the first novel, Winter transforms from the young, affluent daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug dealer family into a woman serving a long prison term. Winter is spending her time in the follow-up and is pushed into a new world. Life After Death is a heartwarming, heartbreaking, passionate, sexual, weird and completely original adventure. Rough, shocking, soulful and shameless, real fans won’t let winter travel alone on this amazing trip. —Milena

The forest of the disappearing stars by Kristin Harmel

It feels like new WWII-era novels are popping up every month, but the one I’m looking forward to the most is The Forest of Vanishing Stars by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel. This novel takes place in an under-explored corner of history loosely based on stories like that of the Bielski brothers, who fled and lived in the forests of Poland and escaped the Nazis for years. In this novel, a young woman who was kidnapped and raised in the forest uses her survival skills to help a group of refugees – who, in turn, associate them with a missing part of their story. This is perfect for Kristin Hannah readers, with fascinating country life facts that might remind people of Where the Crawdads Sing. —Abby

The founder’s wife by Tahmima Anam

Clever, sensitive and funny. These are the best words to describe Tahmima Anam’s exploration of startup culture and marriage in The Startup Wife. After reuniting with her high school crush, Cyrus, Asha Ray – known for her brilliant programming and ability to transform artificial intelligence – is inspired to come up with a new algorithm, quit her PhD program, and on a whim to get married out. Together, Asha and Cyrus begin developing a hugely successful app that will become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Suddenly exposed to the pressure of fame and notoriety, Asha finds herself in the shadow of her husband. Anam uses satirical humor to illuminate topics such as romance, ambition and gender inequality. —Zoey

White ivy by Susie Yang

For those looking for a smart, suspenseful thriller this summer, Susie Yang’s debut novel White Ivy is just the thing. Ivy Lin is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who lives in suburban Boston. Desperate to adapt to her classmates and to win the heart of the wealthy Gideon Speyer, she learns, with the help of her grandmother, to steal and steal at flea markets and thrift stores to collect the stuff of a suburban teenager. When Ivy is caught by her mother, she is sent to China and is convinced that her chance with Gideon is over. Years later, when a surprising encounter brings Ivy and Gideon’s sister together, Ivy decides to join the Speyer clan and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. White Ivy is a slow burning curvy novel that will captivate you until its shocking end. —Sharon

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