19 Exciting New Books You Need to Read This Summer!!

Hey Savvy Readers!

As summer approaches, so do the release dates for some great novels. We have a list of 19 SUPER exciting new books you need to read this summer. We promise they’ll give you company on your summer vacation, or give you the travels you were hoping for if you’re staying put.

FUN FACT: You can also earn our Summer Reading Challenge 50 Book Pledge badge by reading any two books on this list!!!

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Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (April 6)

When a teenage girl on vacation goes missing, the villagers try to search for her. But when they don’t find her, life must go on. The novel takes place over thirteen years and follows how the village evolves and changes after the tragedy of the missing girl.


My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Marl Lukach (May 2)

Giulia and Mark have had a perfect life together… until Giulia starts having psychotic breakdowns. Though Mark and Giulia’s relationship is tested, it makes us believe in the power of love and the need to help our loved ones endlessly.


Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (May 23)

Dinosaurs and drama! Dragon Teeth follows the story of William Johnson, a cocky Yale student that decides to spend a summer in the Wild West so that he doesn’t lose a bet to his rival. It is here that gets into all sorts of trouble—and makes some incredible discoveries.


Just Like Family by Kate Hilton (May 30)

Avery Graham begins to question her perfect life when her boyfriend Matt, of fourteen years, proposes to her. Avery isn’t sure if she wants to get married to him after the failure of her first marriage. …Maybe because she’s also been spending a lot of time with her boss Peter, the mayor of Toronto.

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Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien (June 1)

After years of waiting, we finally get to experience the world of Middle-earth again! The tale follows Beren and Lüthien on a quest to steal from Morgoth, the Black Enemy, so Beren can win Luthien’s hand in marriage.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (June 6)

When Susan Ryeland receives the latest manuscript from Alan Conway, she realizes that there is more to the story of this mystery novel. Susan runs into things that might put her life at risk as she tries to investigate the mysteries surrounding the manuscript.

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Hunger by Roxane Gay (June 13)

Filled with emotion and vulnerability, the long-awaited Hunger is a memoir that discusses how weight and self-image can have negative effects on one’s life. Roxane Gay reveals her struggles and her journey of self-care in a raw and honest way.

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (June 13)

After taking a job as a creative writing teacher, Nikki works with a bunch of Sikh widows who discover an English erotic novel. The sexy stories intrigue the women and they start to write about their own fantasies and experiences. While trying to keep their work secret, some stories are leaked and trouble finds the women who wrote them.

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Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani (June 20)

Nicky Castone wants to be on stage, but he already works for his Uncle Dominic driving a cab. Nicky wants more, so he must decide between leaving his life with his family and fiancée for a colorful life on stage.

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The Force by Don Winslow (June 20)

The Force follows the story of dirty cop Denny Malone. He has served and protected the people of New York, but he has also profited from them. The other cops catch on and set up a trap that has Denny digging a hole—one that he just might not be able to get himself out of.

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Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner (June 27)

Detective Manon Bradshaw is determined to find some balance in her life. She’s five months pregnant and busy raising her adopted son. But after the murder of a businessman, Manon is forced to question and investigate her adopted son after he is spotted at the scene of the crime.

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Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny (June 27)

Standard Deviation follows the story of Graham Cavanaugh. His second wife, Audra, is nothing like his first wife, Elspeth. Audra is vibrant and alive, but, besides having a good marriage, they struggle with raising their child with Asperger’s. When his ex-wife renters his life, he wonders if he made the right choice after all.

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Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas (July 4)

Frankie Howe is haunted by the death of her best friend Sophie. Eighteen years ago, Sophie had disappeared and it was believed she had fallen from the old town pier. Frankie decides to stay in her hometown at a rental near the pier after she discovers Sophie’s death was most likely not an accident.

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The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol (July 4)

Upon finding her late father’s journals in a shipwreck, Elizabeth gets the help of young Morgan to go through them. The two women get closer as they read each passage from the diaries and come to realize how their lives are connected.

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I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski (July 11)

Sydney has her entire Europe trip planned with her best friend Leela, but not even she could see herself falling in love with the hot friend of Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend. Things get more complicated as she continues to travel and must figure out how to navigate both her relationships and the various cities on her trip.

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House of Spies by Daniel Silva (July 11)

 After a horrible attack in the West End of London, Gabriel Allon finds out that Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson have a connection to the attack. Even though they deny the connection, Gabriel must work with them to stop other terrorist attacks from happening.

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The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal (July 25)

Nora Watts had given up her daughter for adoption fifteen years ago, but after she disappears, Nora goes on a search to find her and must reface her old demons.  


Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath (July 27)

A thrilling novel about Dr. Cat Lupo who desperately wants another child, even after having psychological problems with her first pregnancy. Randomly, Ruby Winter shows up on their doorstep. Cat is happy to help, until information about the death of Ruby’s mother leaves her questioning whether her own daughter is safe.

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The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (August 1)

In 1917, two young girls trick the world into thinking they photographed fairies in their garden. A hundred years later, Olivia finds her grandfather’s manuscript about these young girls that deceived the world and finds parallels between their lives and her own.  She starts to question what is real and what is part of our imagination?

What books are you excited to read? Let us know in the comments down below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy Reading!


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8 thoughts on “19 Exciting New Books You Need to Read This Summer!!

  1. I’m hoping some of these are at the library. I’ll let you know what I find. Great list.

      1. Lightkeeper’s Daughters .. superb plot twisting had me unraveling the story long after I’d closed the covers.. great reading!

        Long wait list for several of my selections, I’ll see which makes it to the library next… 😉

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