Devour the latest thrillers, mysteries and romance novels.
At first, I was hoping it would rain this long weekend so I'd spend less time on patios and more time inside with my novels. But there's nothing like reading a good book while basking in the sun, right?
There are just so many new summer releases to plow through. Luckily, Indigo is fully stocked with the latest and greatest and I'm sure your local independent book store is, too.
If you're unsure about what to pick up this weekend, here are eight exciting novels you can read.
‘Malibu Rising’ By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Details: After stellar success with Daisy Jones &The Six, Reid's back with another banger. This time, about famous siblings who throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer.
‘The Other Black Girl’ By Zakiya Dalila Harris
Details: Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by literally every publication out there, Harris' debut centres around two young Black women who meet while working at a New York publishing company. This dynamic thriller promises twists until the very last page.
‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ By Laura Dave
Details: Currently one of Reese Witherspoon's book club picks, it's a gripping mystery about a woman who believes she met her soulmate...until he suddenly disappears.
‘People We Meet On Vacation’ By Emily Henry
Details: Henry's latest is a romantic comedy about two polar opposites who keep meeting each other while on vacation. Will they? Won't they? Often referred to as "an updated version of When Harry Met Sally", it's a funny yet tender tale and a true pleasure to read.
‘Jonny Appleseed’ By Joshua Whitehead
Details: Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Jonny Appleseed is a compelling story about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man who leaves the reserve to try and find a life in the big city. At times you'll laugh out loud and other times you'll get a lump in your throat.
‘The Push’ By Ashley Audrain
Details: Okay, here's another page turner for you. Audrain's The Push is about the making and breaking of a family, told through the eyes of a woman named Blythe whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she thought it would be.
‘The Chosen And The Beautiful’ By Nghi Vo
Details: Vo's debut novel is a vibrant and queer retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby. It's a coming-of-age story full of mystery and magic that you will not want to put down.
‘Project Hail Mary’ By Andy Weir
Details: if you're into sci-fi, this one won't disappoint. From the author of The Martian comes a thrilling story about a middle school-teacher-turned-astronaut who wakes up from a coma millions of miles away from home with no one on the spaceship to turn to for answers.