Sat 29 Jun 2019 11.30 BST Last modified on Sat 29 Jun 2019 11.30 BST. Patsy has long yearned to voyage to America and abandon her life in her small hometown of Pennyfield, Jamaica. It is the first full-length biography of Mr. Rogers and gives readers a never-before inside look at the life and career of the beloved television icon. Recursion, which is being developed as both a feature film and a television series by Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves for Netflix, asks how altering our past impacts the present and future. A 10-year-old works for her parents’ travel agency and suddenly falls under the spell of a qi master. The novel, which takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is the heart-wrenching tale of two families who come together—and are then divided—by a series of events involving their children. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re a fan of romance novels, you’ll want to also add these 10 timeless love stories to your list. Moreover, this book will certainly inspire readers to practice Mr. Rogers’ good-neighbor lessons. Every product is independently selected by our editors. 2018 | From the author of the bestseller-turned-Broadway-hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes another tale of intrigue. This sterling introduction, and a plot description—London terrorized by a top hat stealing spree—suggestive of P.G. Ogawa’s fable echoes the themes of George Orwell’s 1984, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, but it has a voice and power all its own. But what initially seems to be a happy occasion is tempered by an ominous cloud, as a 40-year old mystery tests the bonds of friendship between the three men. All Rights Reserved. It’s now being made into a Hulu series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. A police officer and female neuroscientist team up to investigate and, hopefully, stop the phenomenon from wrecking society. The long-awaited second novel from the author of 2011’s National Book Award finalist The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht’s Inland reimagines and subverts the myths of the American West. A creative collaboration between two indie comics stars, this new graphic novel directs its satirical barbs at both white and black hipsters and offers an inspired and comic literary response to the destructive impact of gentrification and racial displacement in blighted urban neighborhoods. 2019 | Dennis-Bean weaves the narratives of mother and daughter together in a moving tale of separation, growth and womanhood. It’s a wine-related mystery I can’t wait to uncork. “No matter how many posts we wrote, the magnificent, grand arc of the trilogy was at an end,” Baoshu writes, describing the “melancholy” that inspired him to write a fanfiction tribute. First animals and flowers disappear, then bells, ribbons and photographs, then, at the hands of the Memory Police, the few people who can recall that those vanished objects ever existed. Real estate reporter Julie Satow provides a juicy history of one of New York City’s most notorious buildings in The Plaza. While writers such as Pedro Lemebel and José Donoso have explored the regime’s impact on those who lived through it, Zerán is concerned with the next generation. The 5 Best New TV Shows Our Critic Watched in October 2020, The Real Reason the Electoral College Exists, Judge Orders Extradition of Teen Charged in Kenosha Shooting, You can unsubscribe at any time. It is the story of a couple who commits the perfect crime while on a honeymoon in Bora Bora after they find—you guessed it—something in the water. —Claire Kirch, Midwest correspondent, This is an imaginative Afrofuturist horror story, a grisly, albeit tongue-in-cheek, urban monster tale that also lampoons the hollow racial and class-identity poseurs of the social media set. Traveling through time and across the world, Haddon’s tale transports readers between myth and reality, balancing human savagery with human kindness. 2013 | Structured in the form of a letter from the narrator to his illiterate mother, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous reveals a son’s dissection of his ancestral suffering, which is intrinsically tied to the Vietnam War. —Hannah Kushnick, reviews editor, That feeling when you know things are about to go horribly wrong, but you’re not sure exactly how and you can’t look away? —Calvin Reid, senior news editor, Three decades ago, I traveled to Siberia. I always like to pick out a bunch of books to bring with me whenever I get ready to go on vacation. —Jonathan Segura, executive editor, Carr first became known to me through the most purely enjoyable book I read last year, The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries. The tension rises as the women’s lives collide in the red rocks of Sedona. Through storytelling that spans four decades in rural North Carolina, Winslow demonstrates that in the human endeavor to fix the lives of others, we sometimes fall victim to overlooking flaws of our own. Frustrated by the indifference of authorities to another missing black woman, Autumn doggedly tries to get to the bottom of what happened, and becomes embroiled in other cases in the process. Set in London in 1860, it details the escalation of events that occur after an intruder tries to assassinate Queen Victoria. Hysterical late-night texting and passionately romantic letters ensue. Save this story for later. It tells the story of Bernadette Fox, an agoraphobic mom who disappears shortly before a family trip to Antarctica. thing? The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino breaks down big cultural trends through the lens of her own experiences in her debut essay collection. —Gabe Habash, deputy reviews editor, Endearing characters with bizarre fixations fill Wang’s superb debut collection, a perfect book to dip into this summer. But it’s the future that award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan explores in this riveting read consisting of 24 visions of possible human-robot futures. When Autumn Spencer’s twin sister Summer disappears on a winter’s evening in Harlem, Autumn sees no other choice but to take matters into her own hands. 2016 | 2012, My favorite reads from last year were the bestselling Illuminae series, which Kaufman and Kristoff cowrote. Sign me up, please! If scary books are your thing, there are plenty more to choose from. Early reviewers of this 2019 novel by writer and activist Mathangi Subramanian have called it everything from “light and lyrical” to “vivid” and “captivating.” It’s the story of the connections and lives of five girls as they come of age while living in Heaven, a ramshackle slum in Bangalore, India. Duncan enlists the help of inventors, geneticists and filmmakers to unpack what these evolutions might mean — both for technology and for the future of humankind. Globally acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat probes both grand and intimate moments in her latest collection Everything Inside. Summer reading – 100 best holiday books for 2019. Summer Reads: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our, Patsy has long yearned to voyage to America, being developed as both a feature film and a television series by Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves for Netflix. It tells the story of the Ruth, Hannah, and Cordelia Van Apfel, sisters who mysteriously disappear during the Austrian summer of 1992. We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer), you’ll want to read what all of the fuss is about before it hits the big screen, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents. A massive Chinese carp bloom clogs American rivers. France gives readers a candid and intimate look at his past and shares all that he’s learned about being a spouse, television personality and role model. Summer Reads: New York University professor and scriptwriter Suketu Mehta draws on his formative years as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City, providing a withering rebuke to the anti-immigration rhetoric that has arisen in global politics in recent years. This new novel by best-selling author novelist Jill Shalvis is sure to appeal to fans of her previous contemporary romance novels. 2019 | —Seth Satterlee, reviews editor, “I liked getting my hair braided by my mother,” Flowers says, simply but with poignant resonance, in the story that opens her collection of comic narratives woven around the lives of black women, girls, and their hair care rites of passage. At its center is the Battle of Stalingrad, which Grossman witnessed firsthand as a war reporter. In this chronicle of Larsen’s life and determination to pioneer new training methods, journalist Matthew Futterman looks at Larsen’s steps on the long road to sporting success, featuring stories of his own relationship with running along the way. Well, it turns out Kwok’s latest centers on an insecure young woman’s search for her older sister, Sylvie, who’s gone missing. While examining her only inheritance — the shack that her father resided in — Billie discovers there may have been more to the story of his death than she first thought, setting her on a path to discover the truth of what happened that fateful night 30 years before. 2011 | 2017 | Aurora Rising Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Knopf Books for Young Readers) My favorite reads from last year were the bestselling Illuminae series, which Kaufman and Kristoff cowrote. Finn was an instant New York Times Best Seller when it was released in 2018 and it is still a top book to read in 2019. It tells the story of Anna Fox, a mother and wife who lives—without her family—in a posh New York City neighborhood. Some of you like to put their brains completely on vacation with fun, easy reads. Billed as one of the most “inventive and entertaining novels of 2019,” this Victorian-era thriller by writer Tim Mason is a perfect addition to your summer reading list. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to think about what’s on your summer reading list this year—and I can’t recommend the books … Witherspoon is also on board to produce a movie version of the best-selling novel, helping it to maintain its status as one of the best books to read in 2019. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo balances suspense with comedy in this gripping tale, his first stand-alone novel in a decade. And what do we mean to the world around us? —Peter Cannon, senior editor, Grossman (1905–1964) is best known for his excellent novel Life and Fate, a War and Peace–scale epic about the German invasion of Russia during WWII that was written in the U.S.S.R. in 1960 and banned by the Soviet authorities. In it, editor Otto Penzler included two stories by Carr and declared him the genre’s grand master. Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, again reckons with our country’s devastating racist past in his latest novel, this time against the backdrop of a reform school in 1960s Florida. —Meg Lemke, reviews editor, Remember when status galleys were a By signing up you are agreeing to our, Here's Everything You Need to Know About Voting, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. Because here’s the thing about rekindling a friendship—it just might end in ashes. The original version of this story misstated the last name of author Tope Folarin. Illustration by Ana Galvañ . An SF YA … Vuong reveals the strength that comes from sharing one’s story in this novel about immigration, survival and the intensity of love.