Summer isn’t quite over, so you still have time to crack open that coffee table book over a cool iced tea or load up a fresh pick on your Kindle post-barbecue. But if you’re on the hunt for a fresh summer read for 2015, and you can't decide if you want to plop down with a mystery yarn or an insightful comedic take on love, where do you begin?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started with your book browsing:
1. “Go Set A Watchman”
Perhaps the most anticipated title comes from the reclusive author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee. The book follows a now adult Scout, the protagonist of Lee’s best-selling novel, as she visits her father, Atticus, 20 years after the events in “Mockingbird.”
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2. “Modern Romance”
Looking for a little laugh while in the park? Let Aziz Ansari take you to the wild world of online dating, with scientists and interviews strung together by witty anecdotes.
3. “Finders, Keepers”
Consider yourself a horror or mystery fan? Dive into the latest book from Stephen King as he follows retired sleuth Bill Hodges on the trail of an ever deepening case involving a murdered author.
4. “In The Unlikely Event”
Looking to get nostalgic? This latest book from Judy Blume mixes in some real adult fears with her style of character development after a string of plane crashes rock a small New Jersey town in the '50s.
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5. “Circling The Sun”
Paula McLain goes back to the 1920s with a headstrong protagonist who is one part Amelia Earhart and another David Livingston. Adventure, airplanes and love triangles await those brave enough for this new book.
6. “The Marriage of Opposites”
Need a romance scandal fix? Try Alice Hoffman’s latest book, which finds an independent woman forced into a marriage, but who finds an unlikely relationship when life doesn’t go as expected. Of course, it all takes place on the island of St. Martin.