Welcome to a special episode of the Sarah’s Book Shelves Live podcast…the Summer 2019 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books!
Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out in June and July of 2019.
Also, stay tuned for my Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019 blog post, which is coming out tomorrow. I’ll share some of the books I talked about in this podcast, but also some that I didn’t!
This post contains affiliate links (plus: here’s your Amazon Smile-specific affiliate link), through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!).
- Catherine and my success rate for books we shared in our Winter 2019 Preview episode.
- Our Best and Worst picks from the Spring 2019 Preview episode.
- The book Sarah DNF’d at 3% and Catherine rated 1 star.
- Each of our #1 picks for Summer.
- A tangent about the day of the week new releases always come out (it’s Tuesday).
- A rant about thrillers with “Girls” and “Wife” in the title (in this case, related to Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger).
Summer 2019 Book Preview
- Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito (June 4) | Buy from Amazon [8:54] (UPDATE: I DNF’d this book at 132 Pages)
- Recursion by Blake Crouch (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [14:04] (UPDATE: I’ve now read this book and rated it 4 stars!)
- The Body in Question by Jill Ciment (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [18:55]
- Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [23:00] (UPDATE: I DNF’d this book at 7%)
- Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (June 4) | Buy from Amazon [11:30]
- The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [16:35]
- Bunny by Mona Awad (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [21:18]
- The Body Lies by Jo Baker (June 13) | Buy from Amazon [25:40]
- Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [28:20]
- We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlap (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [32:15]
- We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [37:20]
- The Need by Helen Phillips (July 9) | Buy from Amazon [42:08]
- Whisper Network by Chandler Baker (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [31:09]
- A Prayer for Travelers by Ruchika Tomar (July 9) | Buy from Amazon [34:48]
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (July 16) | Buy from Amazon [39:59]
- If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (July 16) | Buy from Amazon [45:13]
Other Books Mentioned
- I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [4:35]
- Out East by John Glenn | Buy from Amazon [4:45]
- Normal People by Sally Rooney | Buy from Amazon [5:19]
- Trust Exercise by Susan Choi | Buy from Amazon [6:24]
- The Spectators by Jennifer Dubois | Buy from Amazon [7:34]
- Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [9:07]
- Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok | Buy from Amazon [11:39]
- Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok | Buy from Amazon [12:02]
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [14:35]
- The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora | Buy from Amazon [16:54]
- Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:34]
- Longbourn by Jo Baker | Buy from Amazon [25:53]
- The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [28:31]
- The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- The Falconer by Dana Czapnik | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [35:11]
- Sugar Run by Mesha Maron | Buy from Amazon [36:05]
- Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:20]
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt | Buy from Amazon [37:57]
- Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:57]
- We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [38:45]
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | Buy from Amazon [41:25]
- The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips (My Review) |Buy from Amazon [42:22]
- The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [44:31]
- Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips (My Review) | Buy From Amazon [44:48]
- Hum If You Know the Words by Bianca Marais | Buy from Amazon [45:28]
- Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar | Buy from Amazon [46:31]
- My Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2019 (Sarah’s blog post)
- The Literary Life podcast with Mary Laura Philpott
- The Readerly Report Podcast
- Anne Bogel’s One Great Book Patreon Podcast
- Running N Reading (Tara’s book blog)
- Annie Jones from the From the Front Porch podcast
- Ashley Spivey
- Kelly Massry from Kelly’s Collections
- Author Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Sarah’s Book Shelves Live Episode 1: Georgia Hunter (Historical Fiction)
About Catherine Gilmore
Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle.
Next Week’s Episode
Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads with Susie from Novel Visits (airing May 22)
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