Top 10 Reads for Summer 2018

Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this June.


The OutsiderThe Outsider

When a boy is found murdered in the town park, all signs point to Terry Maitland, a pillar of the community. King takes us on a suspenseful, shocking investigation of what really happened.

The Perfect CoupleThe Perfect Couple

by Elin Hilderbrand

Hilderbrand’s Nantucket novels may be the perfect summer reads. In her latest, she sets out a lavish wedding with one hitch: The bride-to-be has been found dead in Nantucket Harbor.
Little, Brown, and Co.


by Michael Ondaatje

A moving novel set in London during the decade after WWII, featuring a 14-year-old boy and his older sister, by the author of The English Patient.

Love and Ruin Love and Ruin

by Paula McLain

The author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway, turning her focus on his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn.
Ballantine Books


by Lauren Groff

From the celebrated author of Fates and Furies and The Monsters of Templeton, a collection of perceptive and deeply moving short stories, all set in Florida.
Riverhead Books


How to Change Your MindHow to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma’s author set out to research psychedelic drugs and consciousness, he hadn’t planned to write such a personal book, an elegant blend of science, memoir, history, and medicine.


by Zora Neale Hurston

In 1927 and again in 1931, Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, to interview Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known survivors of the slave trade. This is his story.

The Strange Case of Dr. CouneyThe Strange Case of Dr. Couney

by Dawn Raffel

A hundred years ago, hospitals couldn’t save premature babies. But on boardwalks and at World’s Fairs, a strange carnival showman saved the lives of thousands of infants. A compelling historic mystery uncovered.
Blue Rider Press

Into the Raging SeaInto the Raging Sea

by Rachel Slade

On the first of October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole. This maritime classic explores the events leading up to that tragedy.


by Dave Itzkoff

The New York Times culture reporter has written the definitive biography of Robin Williams, one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers
Henry Holt


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