Top 10 Summer Reads for 2017
Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what they chose especially for Post readers this summer.
The Late Show
by Michael Connelly
It’s not often that you have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new series by a proven author. Connelly’s latest novel introduces Renée Ballard an LAPD cop who works the tough night shift known as “the late show.”
Little, Brown, and Co.
The Lying Game
by Ruth Ware
Ware has proven her caliber as a writer of eerie, compelling thrillers with The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood. In her new novel, four women are brought together on coastal England following a grisly discovery.
See What I Have Done
by Sarah Schmidt
Axe-murderer Lizzie Borden gets the literary treatment in a novel that shifts perspectives between four characters, including Lizzie, and slowly reveals the events leading up to one brutal act.
Atlantic Monthly Press
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
by Daren Wang
During the Civil War, escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in a secessionist town north of the Mason-Dixon Line in a barn owned by Mary Willis’ father. The event connects Mary an Joe as the country tears itself apart around them.
Thomas Dunne Books
by Ben Mezrich
Can we create our own version of Jurassic Park? That’s the real-life question that Mezrich explores as he follows a team of American geneticists, a genius Russian scientist, and a famous conservationist who are trying to bring herds of mammoths back to the planet.
Jane Austen at Home
by Lucy Worsley
On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, historian Worsley revisits the many homes and schools that Austen inhabited during her life, describing how they helped shape her as a person and a novelist.
St. Martin’s Press
Everything All at Once
by Bill Nye
Nye has been driven his entire life by a relentless curiosity. In his new book, he explains how he has harnessed his inquisitiveness to change his own life, and how you can do the same for your life and for the world around you.
Reading with Patrick
by Michelle Kuo
After two years in rural Arkansas as a Teach for America volunteer, Kuo left, but she returned when a former student was jailed for murder. The result is a beautiful story of race, love, and education.
The Man from the Train
by Bill James
A statistician and baseball writer studies a series of unsolved murders and, using his analytical skills, uncovers the connection that eventually reveal the identity of one of America’s deadliest serial killers.