Book List

12 Excellent Summer Reads

  • FICTION

    THE FAVORITE SISTER

    MAY 15, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE FAVORITE SISTER

by Jessica Knoll

Dizzying and overwrought but salaciously entertaining nonetheless. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CALYPSO

    MAY 29, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE GLITCH

    MAY 22, 2018

  • FICTION

    GIVE ME YOUR HAND

    JULY 17, 2018

FICTION

GIVE ME YOUR HAND

by Megan Abbott

In Abbott’s deft hands, friendship is fused to rivalry, and ambition to fear, with an unsettling level of believability. It... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE PISCES

    MAY 1, 2018

FICTION

THE PISCES

by Melissa Broder

A fascinating tale of obsession and erotic redemption told with black humor and biting insight. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE GREY BASTARDS

    JUNE 19, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE WORD IS MURDER

    JUNE 5, 2018

FICTION

THE WORD IS MURDER

by Anthony Horowitz

Though the impatient, tightfisted, homophobic lead detective is impossible to love, the mind-boggling plot triumphs over its... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SUNBURN

    FEB. 20, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SUNBURN

by Laura Lippman

Plotty, page-turning pleasure plus instructions on how to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich and how to stab a man in... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE SUMMER WIVES

    JULY 10, 2018

FICTION

THE SUMMER WIVES

by Beatriz Williams

With just the right touch of bitters, Williams (Cocoa Beach, 2017, etc.) mixes a satisfyingly tempestuous—and eminently... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

More Book Lists

The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

Laila Lalami confronts American inequities in 'Conditional Citizens.'

subscribe
  • The Kirkus Star

    One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.

  • The Kirkus Prize

    The Kirkus Prize is among the richest literary awards in America, awarding $50,000 in three categories annually.

    See the 2019 winners.

Great Books & News Curated For You

Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features in Kirkus Reviews. Get awesome content delivered to your inbox every week.

Thank you!