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5 Sizzling Summer Reading Selections

The steady supply of new books hitting the bookshelves every week paired with multiple best-seller and book club lists can make a reader scratch their head when it comes time to choose their next book. That’s when it’s time to turn to the real experts … book bloggers. Here are five recent releases the book blogging community can’t stop talking about.

“In the Country We Love: My Family Divided” 
by Diane Guerrero

The “Orange Is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin” actress came home to an empty house at the age of 14 after her parents and brother were deported. A far cry from most celebrity memoirs, Guerrero shares the stories of her struggles to survive without them and shines a light on one of the most hotly debated political issues of our time.

“The Assistants” 
by Camille Perri

An expense report glitch leaves Tina Fontana in possession of enough funds to cancel out her student loan debt. She thinks she’s in the clear until an assistant from the accounting department tells her that she’ll keep Tina’s secret … for a price. This funny look at corporate life from the bottom of the ladder will be loved by fans of “The Devil Wears Prada” and the career climbing classic, “Working Girl.”

“Everyone Brave is Forgiven” 
by Chris Cleave

The story of a love triangle between an unlikely heroine socialite, an education administrator and an enlisted art restorer in World War II London and Malta gives readers a glimpse into the complex emotions of war. No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “Little Bee,” Chris Cleave, based this novel on his own grandparents’ lives.

“The Nest” 
by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Plumb siblings have watched their joint trust fund, “The Nest,” grow significantly over the years. When brother Leo’s driving accident puts the funds in jeopardy just months shy of everyone receiving their shares, the family is forced to confront each other and acknowledge their own emotional and financial faults. This dysfunctional tragicomedy full of fraught family dynamics draws readers in and doesn’t let them go.

“Hamilton: The Revolution” 
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Learn the humble origins of the hip-hop meets history sensation that took Broadway by storm, and follow the cast through their journey from auditions to the White House to the stage. Miranda annotates the libretto and expounds on the story of each of the musical’s songs with emotional sentiments that will cause readers’ hearts to soar with happiness one moment and make them grab the tissues the next.

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