July is almost over and summer is in full swing, which means there's no better time to plop down by the pool with a good book. We've narrowed down five of the most well-reviewed books that came out over the past few weeks so that you can find your next favorite novel. Which ones will you be tossing in your beach bag?
No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol
In this memoir, MacNicol examines her biggest hopes and fears throughout her life. The book is a reckoning with modern womanhood, and don't worry; this woman's crazy adventures and struggles will keep you entertained for hours.
"Sharp, intimate... Unapologetic in her embrace of the ups and downs of the improvised solo life, MacNicol offers a refreshing view of the possibilities -and pitfalls- personal freedom can offer modern women. A funny, frank, and fearless memoir." - Kirkus
Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell
Picture this: two brave flyers in a circus, aka Eagle and Crane, are the stars of the show during the Depression in California. The two young men have a complicated relationship due to their family histories, and when they both meet the beautiful Ava Brooks, things get even more heated. Follow along as the book explores Japanese internment camps, a mysterious plane crash, and a truly terrible part of American history.
“Rindell joins the ranks of popular historical fiction authors Kristin Hannah and Kate Quinn with this fast-paced, gripping novel that compellingly explores a tumultuous era of 20th-century history.” - Library Journal (starred review)
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Known for her poignant, heart-wrenching stories, Hoover returns to the stage with a brand new novel. This one takes a realistic look at how a married couple can move through difficult times and fight for each other when things matter. You'll be flipping through pages at lightning speed as characters Quinn and Graham struggle to repair their broken relationship.
"What a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down." - USA Today
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
This novel begins with a game most of us have played since we were young: Two Truths and a Lie. Four little girls played it, but three slipped out the door and were never seen again. The last remaining girl, Emma, has grown into a successful artist living in New York. When she stumbles across an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends so many years ago, she must face lies from both the past and present.
“The author delivers the kind of unpredictable conclusion that all thriller readers crave—utterly shocking yet craftily foreshadowed.” - The New York Times Book Review
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
Twenty years after he discovered a woman's body behind her home in Georgia, detective Cormac Reilly is faced with a new investigation set in the heart of Ireland. He must look into the "accidental" overdose of a mother that took place nearly two decades ago, and when he stumbles upon a hidden piece of evidence, he realizes everything is about to change.
“Compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your-breath standoff... Hand this one to readers of Tana French and to police-procedural fans.” - Booklist