summer reading list. it’s the end of july, i know.
bear with me, shit.
1 the listeners by leni zumas.
one sentence summary: this is the story of a woman whose life is shaped by tragedy.
2 the appetites of girls by pamela moses.
one sentence summary: college brings the four young women together as suitemates, where their stories and appetites collide.
3 em and the big hoom by jerry pinto.
one sentence summary: as enchanting and high-spirited as she can be, when em’s bipolar disorder seizes her she becomes monstrous, sometimes with calamitous consequences for herself and others.
4 everything i never told you by celeste ng.
one sentence summary: when lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.
5 the girls from corona del mar by rufi thorpe.
one sentence summary: “she was never so much as teased by us, we roaming and bratty girls of corona del mar, thieves of corn nuts and orange soda, abusers of lip gloss and foul language.”
6 the fever by megan abbott.
one sentence summary: as hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.
7 the book of unknown americans by cristina henriquez.
one sentence summary: leaving all they have behind, the riveras come to america with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, maribel can get better