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Whatever your favorite genre is (thriller, romance, biography ...) we've compiled the best books that need to be on your reading list this month. Some are new and noteworthy, while others are books our editors loved and that everyone seems to be raving about. We think you'll love them, too. Go ahead, give them a read!

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1. 'The President is Missing' by James Patterson and Bill Clinton — Check Price

Best of the Month

Little, Brown and Company and Knopf

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This book — written by one of America’s favorite mystery writers and a former President of the United States — delivers an entertaining thriller that's proven to be an instant best-seller.

The President is Missing is set over the course of three days, and it shows the true vulnerabilities of the nation. Clinton lends authentic detail and information about the inner workings of what happens in the White House that make this thriller feel even more real.

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2. ‘Something In the Water’ by Catherine Steadman — Check Price

Best Fiction

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For those fans of Girl on the Train, Into the Water, and A Stranger in the House, you’ll love this debut novel from Catherine Steadman. Something in the Water was Reese Witherspoon’s June pick for her Hello Sunshine book club, and readers couldn’t put it down.

The perfect couple — Erin, an on-the-rise documentary filmmaker, and Mark, an investment banker — head to Bora Bora for their dream honeymoon. When they see something in the water while scuba diving, everything changes. They have to decide to either speak up or keep their discovery to themselves. This psychological thriller will take you on a wild ride as Erin and Mark’s decision leads to a destructive chain of events.

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3. ‘The Sun Does Shine’ by Anthony Ray Hinton — Check Price

Best Nonfiction

St. Martin's Press

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The Sun Does Shine is a memoir that'll take you on an emotional journey. It's one of Oprah’s most recent book club selections, and you won't want to put it down.

Anthony Ray Hinton knew he was innocent when he was charged in 1985 with two counts of capital murder. Being a black man with no money in the South, he was sentenced to death by electrocution. Living life on death row filled him with anger and hopelessness, but Hinton found a way to transform his spirit and survive the next 30 years in a 5-foot-by-7-foot jail cell. Thanks to civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, he was finally released in 2015.

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4. ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn — Check Price

Best Read Before the Series

Broadway Books

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If you thought Gone Girl was a wild ride, wait until you get a taste of Camille Preaker in Sharp Objects. Flynn’s novel, now an HBO limited series starring Amy Adams, will keep you up at night. Be sure to read the book before you start the show.

Reporter Camille Preaker is sent back to her tiny hometown on an assignment to cover the murder of two preteen girls. As Camille has to deal with her neurotic mother and a half-sister she hardly knows, she finds herself unraveling her past and strangely identifying with the victims a little too closely.

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5. ‘When Life Gives You Lululemons’ by Lauren Weisberger — Check Price

Best Beach Read

Simon & Schuster

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When Life Give You Lululemons is a Devil Wears Prada novel that's the perfect companion for the beach this summer. It’s made countless "best books of the summer" lists for 2018, and readers are loving it.

Now a Hollywood image consultant to the stars, Emily Charlton has left Miranda Priestly in the past. Emily knows it's going to be a team effort to help a former supermodel with her comeback after she gets a DUI and has a hard fall from stardom. Along with a high-powered attorney, Emily must navigate the merciless American public and find one unexpected ally along the way: Miranda Priestly herself.

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6. 'The Outsider' by Stephen King — Check Price

Best Thriller

Scribner

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There’s a lot of buzz around Stephen King’s latest novel, The Outsider. Fans say that it’s classic King; suspenseful and haunting. You’ll be up into the wee hours of the night until you finish.

After a young boy’s body is discovered in the local town park, evidence points to one of the city’s most popular residents. What seems to be an ironclad case thanks to DNA evidence takes a dark turn as the investigation expands and new, harrowing answers surface.

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7. 'Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo' by Zora Neale Hurston — Check Price

Best Historic Nonfiction

Amistad

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Zora Neale Hurston’s story about Cudjo Lewis — the last-known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade — was written in the late 1920s and was rejected from Viking Press in 1931 due to the unconventional dialect. Two years ago, a literary agent, Joy Harris, started representing Hurston’s trust, which included some of her unpublished works. Harris was finally able to get Barracoon published 87 years after its rejection.

Barracoon — the original title from Hurston — is defined as an enclosure in which black slaves were temporarily confined. The book tells Lewis’ firsthand account of his life, and after so many years in the making, you won't want to put this one down.

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8. 'Crazy Rich Asians' by Kevin Kwan — Check Price

Best to Read Before the Film

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Crazy Rich Asians is getting the Hollywood treatment this summer, and fans of the book can’t wait. The hilarious debut novel from Kevin Kwan — which already has two sequels: China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems — is one you’ll want to read before the movie.

Rachel Chu is set to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young. What she isn’t prepared for is the Youngs’ world of dynastic richness she never imagined. Along with the socialites she meets, the one Rachel needs to watch out for is Nicholas’ mother, who's very opinionated about who her son should and should not marry.

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9. 'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey — Check Price

Best Memoir

Flatiron Books

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James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty sold 600,000 copies in the first week. In his book, Comey shares never-before-told experiences from his career as FBI director that has people hurrying to get their own copy.

From 2013 to 2017, James Comey, appointed by President Barack Obama, served as the director of the FBI. During those years, he was involved in some of the most consequential cases, including the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. In A Higher Loyalty, he discusses what makes an effective and ethical leader.

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10. 'All-American Murder' by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich — Check Price

Best Quick Read

Little, Brown and Company

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Authors James Patterson and Alex Abramovich's latest is the real story about Aaron Hernandez, one of the youngest players in the NFL. Patterson and Abramovich are the first to write an investigative piece on Hernandez’s murder conviction and untimely death.

As the tight end for the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez was the all-American football star who had everyone watching his every move. But behind closed doors, his secret life led to a first-degree murder conviction.

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11. 'Educated: A Memoir' by Tara Westover — Check Price

Best Coming-of-Age

Random House

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Critics and readers are so taken by Westover’s coming-of-age story. Educated quickly hit the New York Times best-seller list, and it'll most likely stay there for weeks to come. Once you start, it’ll completely envelop you and stay with you long after you finish.

Tara Westover was the daughter of a survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho. She never went to school, never saw a doctor, and spent her days stewing herbs for her mother and salvaging metal for her father. When one of her brothers gets himself into college and comes back to inform her of the world beyond their isolated mountain, she decides she deserves a new kind of life. Self-taught and educated enough to be accepted to college, Tara finds herself traveling the world.

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12. 'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. FinnCheck Price

Best Airport Read

William Morrow

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Life in New York City is lonely for Anna Fox. She lives alone, never goes outside due to her agoraphobia, and loves to spy on her neighbors. It isn’t until the Russells move into the house across the street that things start to change once Anna sees something she shouldn’t — something so shocking she begins to not know what’s real and what’s imagined.

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13. 'The Great Alone' by Kristin Hannah — Check Price

Best Contemporary Novel

Holtzbrinck Publishers

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Author of New York Times best-seller The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah is back with her latest story about a fight for survival. Fans of Hannah are loving and devouring The Great Alone’s story of 13-year-old Leni’s journey to Alaska to help save her family.

On an impulse, Ernt Allbright, a volatile, Vietnam war veteran, moves his family to Alaska, where he hopes to live off the grid. His daughter Leni is hopeful it’s a chance that can lead her family to a better future. As winter and darkness approach and leave the long sunlit days behind, her father’s mental state begins to fade, and Leni and her mother realize they're on their own.

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