I was reading this Entertainment Weekly (*soon to be Monthly) article about Read with Jenna, a new book club from the TODAY show cohost.
While I'm not a part of any book clubs right now, I feel like sharing and discovering books with others here on Cake.co is a WONDERFUL way to discover new titles. I have a few books on my Summer Reading list to share with you, and I'm excited to hear your recommendations!
I'm currently halfway through reading BLACKFISH CITY by Sam J. Miller. Published in 2018, this science fiction thriller hybrid is set in a future world affected by climate change aboard a floating city called Qaanaaq (which may not be so far-fetched an idea)! Qaanaaq's structure is that of an eight-pointed star radiating out from a central point, with each arm of the star hosting different types of housing ranging from high-end to crowded tenement. The story follows several characters whose lives begin to intersect with the arrival of a mysterious woman, "The Orcamancer." It's compellingly written and I'm excited to see where the story goes!
I have a copy of Ted Chiang's EXHALATION waiting next when I finish BLACKFISH CITY. Ted is the author whose work inspired the 2016 film ARRIVAL (which I loved and have rewatched multiple times) so I definitely wanted to check out this best-selling book. The list of accolades for Ted's work goes on and on, and this collection of short stories looks like a fantastic way to get more familiar with his work.
Lastly, THE 7 1/2 DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE by Stuart Turton has been pulling at my curiousity since I saw it for sale in the UK and was unable to justify trying to fit it in my suitcase! I finally gave in and purchased it at my favorite independent bookseller to add to the massive to-read pile. The synopsis is addictively intruiging: when Harper's Bazaar describes a book as "Pop your favorite Agatha CHristie whodunnit into a blender with a scoop of Downton Abbey, a dash of Quantum Leap, and a liberal sprinkling of Groundhog Day and you'll get this unique murder mystery," I'm basically sold on the concept from the get-go. I love mysteries (shout out to @JazliAziz 's review of Netflix's MURDER MYSTERY)!
What's on your summer reading list?