As spring and summer begin to roll around, the world of book publishing always comes abuzz with new releases for the season. I love reading, but I never have as much time during my busy semesters. To fill my non-reading hiatus, I research what new books are coming out, and I compiled a list of which ones I want to read over the summer. So, I want to share my list of what books I am looking forward to in the coming months!


  • “Girlhood” by Melissa Febos, Release Date: March 30th 


This book of essays focuses on the unique experience of growing up as a young girl and the pressures, trials and tribulations that come with it. These issues are so rarely accurately depicted in literature, so this book looks to amend that representation gap. Continually, there is a mix of personal stories blended in with the experiences of others. This book actually came out yesterday, so you can get your hands on a copy now! 


  • “Cook This Book” by Molly Baz, Release Date: April 20th 


Something that I have screamed about frequently in The Mirror is my absolute love of cooking and cookbooks, and my thrilled anticipation of the release of this book fits that pattern perfectly. This book is written by Molly Baz, formerly of Bon Appetit test kitchen fame, and is the perfect foundational cookbook of simple, delicious recipes. The best thing about this book is that throughout the pages are QR codes that you can scan with an app on your phone. Which actually allows you to view videos narrated by Baz on her written techniques! I simply cannot wait for all of the cooking I will be doing when I get my hands on this book!   


  • “Secrets of Happiness” by Joan Silber, Release Date: May 4th 


This fictional novel focuses on a young man named Ethan, who learns as an adult that his father has been keeping a second family, a wife and two sons, from Ethan and his mother. The book then follows the aftermath of that discovery and the intertwining of the two families. While I have never been a big fiction reader, this book is right up my alley. I have always loved family dramas, and this story seems to have enough for sure! 


  • “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams, Release Date: May 11th 


Just when I thought I could not love Stacey Abrams anymore, she comes out with a mystery novel based around the Supreme Court! Tell me that is not the coolest idea for a book you have ever heard, and I will call you a liar. If you don’t know, Abrams is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and a current voting rights activist. Her new book is set to focus on a young lawyer who finds something amiss when a justice of the Supreme Court is poisoned before an important vote, and then she seeks to find out if there is any foul play. The description of this novel sounds absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to read it! 

These are just some of the many books I am excited about. I hope that you found this list helpful and picked out something to look forward to as well! Have fun and happy reading!

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