With online classes coming to a finish, the ounce of stimulus it has been providing students leaves them in desperate need of a new form of entertainment--after all, there is only so much Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls one can binge.
Lucky for us, some of our favorite authors are back with new releases for the summer. So even though you may not be able to work on your tan at the beach or fulfill your semester-long dream of eating baguettes during your trip to France, you'll be able to journey into plenty of stories that will take you through more places and dimensions than you could ever imagine.
"Something She's Not Telling Us"
The author of "A Simple Favor"—which was adapted into the 2018 film starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick—has a new domestic thriller following main character Charlotte, whose life is turned upside down after her brother brings his new girlfriend over to visit. But things take a dark turn when Charlotte realizes she is not who she claims she is.
"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"
Suzanne Collins brings readers back to the world of Panem with a prequel novel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." The novel is set 64 years before the beginning the Hunger Games trilogy and focuses not on Katniss Everdeen but the villain Coriolanus Snow.
"Sex and Vanity"
Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy returns this summer with his new book, "Sex and Vanity." The story follows the relationship between Lucie Churchill and George Zao. After sharing a kiss with George on her vacation in Capri, Lucy eventually forgets the handsome stranger and gets engaged to another man. But when she is unexpectedly reunited with George during a trip in the Hamptons, she gets caught between the lies she tells her family about their history while wanting to explore their relationship.
Author of "Bird Box" Josh Malerman is set to release a follow-up to the lives of Malorie and her two children. Ten years after finding salvation in a school for the blind, Malorie and her children must confront the creatures once again after they learn there are more survivors and embark on a journey to find them.
"A Star Is Bored"
Carrie Fischer's former assistant Byron Lane writes a fictional tale based on his experience with the late Star Wars actress. In "A Star Is Bored," Charlie Besson--the personal assistant to "Queen of Hollywood" Kathi Kannon-- forms a close friendship with Kathi; however, with dreams to become a star himself, Charlie fears that if he stays as her assistant, he'll never be able to accomplish his goals.
Whew--that should keep you busy for a couple of months! Be sure to keep an eye out for these titles, stay safe, and happy reading!