The Hottest Summer Reads, Librarian Picks, and Who’s on NPR | Books in the News

This week, EW releases their summer picks, the Library Reads June list is out, and readers the world over are dying to dig into the Hunger Games prequel.

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins's much-anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games, comes out tomorrow; it tops USA Today's list of the five books of the week.

Entertainment Weekly selects the “Hottest Books of Summer 2020.”

Looking for a librarian-curated list? Library Reads, a monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and nonfiction, just released their June picks.

NPR has a visual guide (and audio interview) to The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Wilkerson Miller.

NPR’s Weekend Edition interviews Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Rodham.

Elle names “The 20 Best Audiobooks to Listen to in Quarantine.”

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman Is in Trouble, writes “The Joy of Having Plans Cancel Themselves” for the New York Times.

The Washington Post reviews Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas: “There are shades of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock as suspense builds in the winding corridors of the house and the twisting turns of the psyche.” 

Looking for more book news? Check out LJ’s daily Book Pulse.

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