Five New Releases You Should Put on Your Summer Reading List

Categories: Literary

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Classes are ending, vacations are being planned, and whether or not you can afford to get the Hell out of Dodge, a good book can always serve as a nice mental escape. Here are our top five books to read this summer -- preferably by a pool. With a margarita.

5. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Why it's on our reading list:

This book chronicling the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn't have come at a better time, especially for those anticipating the film adaptation of the Great Gatsby, those who enjoyed the film, A Midnight in Paris, or those who just finished reading the Paris Wife, a novel by Paula Mclain chronicling the early Paris years of Hemingway's life as told from the perspective of his first wife, Hadley. This fictional account details the romance, glamour and drama of a woman whose own life was a story worth telling.

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4. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Why it's on our reading list:

First off, it's David Sedaris. That guy could put his name on anything at this point and we'd probably buy it. But whether you Sedaris savant or a newbie to the humorist's work, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls promises to be a winning book for both. In his new book of globetrotting essays Sedaris covers everything "from the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco."

Incidentally, David Sedaris will be bringing his book tour to Gammage Auditorium this Thursday. More info here.

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