LCB SUMMER READING 2024

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w h a t d o I want to read

t h i s s u mmer ?

these are the hottest books of the summer

We've picked out all the best books coming out -- in all genres -- just for you!

Everything on this list is being released in June, July or August. Books that are not yet released have their release date noted. We also threw in a few of our summery backlist favorites. Happy reading!

H O T new fiction

Parade

Rachel Cusk

Someone Like Us

Dinaw Mengestu

7/30

Whoever You Are, Honey

Olivia Gatwood

7/9

Hombrecito

Santiago Jose Sanchez

Little Rot

Akwaeke Emezi

Catalina

Karla Cornejo

Villavicencio

7/23

The Lion Women of Tehran

Marjan Kamali

7/2

Fire Exit

Morgan Talty

H O T n e w

n o n f i c t i o n

Survival Is a Promise: The Eternal Life of Audre Lorde

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

8/20

The Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise

Olivia Laing

Cue the Sun!: The Invention of Reality TV Emily Nussbaum

Their Borders, Our World: Building New Solidarities With Palestine ed. Mahdi Sabbagh

The Singularity Is Nearer: When We Merge with AI Ray Kurzweil Night Flyer: Harriet Tubman and the Faith Dreams of a Free People

Tiya Miles

The Great River: The Making and Unmaking of the Mississippi Boyce Upholt

The Movement: How Women's Liberation Transformed America 1963-1973

Clara Bingham 7/30

Backlist favorites

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

Summer Solstice

Nina MacLaughlin

The Wedding

Dorothy West

The Leopard Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Zone One

Colson Whitehead Talk Linda Rosenkrantz

P o e t r y

Bluff Danez Smith 8/20

If Today Were Tomorrow Humberto Ak’abal, trans. Michael Bazzett

The Murmuring Grief of the Americans Daniel Borzutzky 8/22

Holy Winter Maria Stepanova, trans. Sasha Dugdale 8/13

Literature in Translation

Mammoth

Eva Balthasar, trans. Julia Sanches

8/6

Mourning a Breast

Xi Xi, trans. Jennifer Feeley

7/9

Time of the Flies

Claudia Piñeiro, trans. Frances Riddle

8/6

Mina’s Matchbox

Yoko Ogawa, trans.

Stephen B. Snyder

8/13

Ten Juan Emar, trans.

Megan McDowell

8/13

Paul Celan and the Trans-Tibetan Angel

Yoko Tawada, trans.

Susan Bernofsky

7/9

The Son of Man

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, trans. Frank Wynne

7/16

Elevator in Saigon

Thuân, trans. Nguyen

An Lý

8/6

R o m a n c e

The Pairing

Casey McQuiston

8/6

One-Star Romance

Laura Hankin

Just Playing House

Farah Heron

7/2

Triple Sec

TJ Alexander

A Novel Love Story

Ashley Poston

The Game Changer

Lana Ferguson

7/9

Haunted Ever After

Jen DeLuca

8/13

Frequent Fliers

Noué Kirwan

8/13

Sci-fi & Fantasy

The Bright Sword

Lev Grossman

7/16 A Sorceress Comes to Call T. Kingfisher

The Phoenix Keeper S. A. MacLean

8/13

8/6

The Book of Elsewhere China Mieville, Keanu Reeves 7/23

The Sunforge Sascha Stronach 8/6 Moonbound Robin Sloan

S p o o k y s t u f f

The Eyes Are the

Best Part

Monika Kim

Middle of the Night

Riley Sagar

Cuckoo

Gretchen Felker-Martin

I Was A Teenage

Slasher

Stephen Graham Jones

7/16

t h i s s u mmer ! thanks, Lost City Books! i h a v e so much to read

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