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Most Anticipated Summer 2015 Book Releases | Guest Post

I read A LOT; like over 100 books a year (150+ last year) a lot so I am always on the hunt for new books! This summer there are tons of new books coming out so I thought I'd put together a list of the ones I'm most excited about! For this list I defined summer as May-September.

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly
they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.When another boy from her past returns to
her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved
, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

To be honest I'd probably read this even if I hadn't read the first book because I LOVE Jenny Han. If you've never read The Summer I Turned Pretty or Burn for Burn series please go do so immediately! This book is a sequel and I was quite surprised with how much I enjoyed the first book. I thought it seemed a bit too juvenile but I found myself really getting into the story and I have been impatiently waiting for this sequel for what feels like forever!

Expected Publication Date: May 26, 2015

What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and
hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates.

Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max,
breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she
goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real
life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips,
and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history.
Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince
them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate.

This book seems like one of those books that's either going to be amazing or I'm going to hate it. I think the premise sounds intriguing and if done right it will be a wonderful read! It's worth noting that most of the reviews from readers who received early copies are in the 4-5 star range so that makes me even more interested in reading.

Expected Publication Date: June 2, 2015

On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel
should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she
loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire
inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she
never knew, won’t be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into
a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a
Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by
fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to
having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia’s most exclusive clubs, auction
houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China,
introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it’s like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich. 

Yes I know another sequel but Crazy Rich Asians was so fascinating and entertaining!! I devoured the first book and had no idea there would be a second so this was a pleasant surprise!

Expected Publication Date: June 16, 2015

In Killing Monica, Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity
worship, fame, and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her
own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation--Monica. With her
trademark wit and style, Killing Monica is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date.

I have been a loyal Candace Bushnell supporter since I first picked up Sex and the City years and years ago. I was moderately disappointed with her YA series, The Carrie Diaries, so I was happy to hear her next book would be an adult book. I think the pop culture aspect has the potential to be hilarious.

Expected Publication Date: June 23, 2015

A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish
beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life
in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?

In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her
husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months.

After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-
published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished
copy in an American tabloid—and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship
with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness,
who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist.

I discovered Marian Keyes the summer after I graduated college. I finally decided I had time to read again and found one of her books at Half Price and fell in love. Her books are almost always funny, easy to read, and wonderfully written. Her book Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married is still one of the funniest books I've ever read. I say all this to say that I would read pretty much anything she writes but I am extra excited about this because it's been a VERY LONG time since I had a new book to read by Marian Keyes.

Expected Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Jacqueline Jordan knows conflict. A fearless journalist, she’s spent the past decade embedded in the 
world’s hot spots, writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots. But if you were to inquire
about who topped Jack’s enemy list, she’d not hesitate to answer: Kitty Carricoe.

Kitty reigns supreme over the world of carpools and minivans. A SAHM, she spends her days caring
for her dentist husband and three towheaded children, running the PTA, and hiding vegetables in deceptively delicious packed lunches.

Kitty and Jack haven’t a single thing in common—except for Sarabeth Chandler, their mutual bestie.
Sarabeth and Jack can be tomboys with the best of them, while Sarabeth can get her girly-girl on
with Kitty. In fact, the three of them were college friends until the notorious frat party incident, when Jack accidentally hooked up with Kitty’s boyfriend…

Yet both women drop everything and rush to Sarabeth’s side when they get the call that her
fabulously wealthy husband has perished in a suspicious boating accident. To solve the mystery
surrounding his death, Jack and Kitty must bury the hatchet and hit the road for a trip that just may bring them together—if it doesn’t kill them first.

Doesn't this just sound like a funny, light read? I've read a few of Lancaster's nonfiction books and didn't realize she would be writing a fiction story. I loved Bitter is the New Black so I have high hopes for this.

Expected Publication Date: August 4, 2015

An intelligent and madly entertaining debut novel reminiscent of The Crying of Lot 49, White Noise,
and City of Glass that is at once a missing-person mystery, an exorcism of modern culture, and a
wholly singular vision of contemporary womanhood from a terrifying and often funny voice of a new

A woman known only by the letter A lives in an unnamed American city with her roommate, B, and
boyfriend, C, who wants her to join him on a reality show called That’s My Partner! A eats (or
doesn’t) the right things, watches endless amounts of television, often just for the
commercials—particularly the recurring cartoon escapades of Kandy Kat, the mascot for an entirely
chemical dessert—and models herself on a standard of beauty that only exists in such advertising.
She fixates on the fifteen minutes of fame a news-celebrity named Michael has earned after buying
up his local Wally Supermarket’s entire, and increasingly ample, supply of veal.

Meanwhile B is attempting to make herself a twin of A, who hungers for something to give meaning
to her life, something aside from C’s pornography addiction, and becomes indoctrinated by a new
religion spread throughout a web of corporate franchises, which moves her closer to the decoys that
populate her television world, but no closer to her true nature.

OK, full disclosure here, I took a Buzzfeed quiz called "What New Book Should You Read This Summer" and I got this. I've never even heard of it but after actually reading about it on Goodreads I was intrigued.

Expected Publication Date: August 25, 2015

For more from Brittany, check out her blog, Your Friend, Brittany.

What book releases are you looking forward to this summer?


  1. I've never heard of these! Adding these to my nook shopping list right now :) Personally I'm waiting for the release of Lauren Oliver's Vanishing Girls!

    Dani | http://www.DaniDearest.com/

  2. The only book/author that I'd actually heard of before Brittany wrote this post was P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I'm really looking forward to reading this sequel! Brittany definitely has some great suggestions for books to get our hands on this summer!

  3. I recently read Vanishing Girls! It's definitely unlike most of her other books. It's not my favorite by her, but still interesting.

  4. I agree! Brittany has good taste in books.

  5. Okay, adding all of these to my list!

  6. These sound like some great summer reads! Paying attention to the releases! Xx


  7. I jumped back in to reading this week and JUST started P.S. I Still Love you! I can't wait to get deeper in to the story!

  8. Ooh, I saving this for later!
    Thanks for sharing girl.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  9. These sound like some great summer reads. I still need to read To All The Boys I've loved Before, I've read so many great reviews on it.

    The facebook status concept sounds interesting. Like you said I feel like it will be super interesting or kind of weird and eh. You'll have to let us know!!

  10. Great picks! These all sound super interesting and very suspenseful. Definitely will check out a few.

    xo Alexis

  11. You've motivated me to finally go to Barnes and Noble this weekend! Reading more has been on my to do list for quite some time but I've been procrastinating on finally getting started. Thank you for the great recommendations!

    x Sarah

  12. I always LOVE your book reviews and recommendations. I'm adding like three more to my ever growing book list thanks to you ;) Can't wait to hear what you think about all of them.


    Marie H.

    Progression By Design

  13. There are so many great books coming out this summer!

  14. That's awesome! You'll have to let me know how you like it! I can't wait to read it.

  15. I really enjoyed To All the Boys I Loved Before. It was just so cute. I adore Jenny Han.

  16. Yay! Barnes and Noble is always a good place to visit.

  17. Some of these sound really good, I might have to add them to my wishlist :)

  18. Ahh, I don't know which one to read first! Thanks for always having such great book reviews! I'm going to pop into my local library tomorrow and see what they have from the list :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  19. OmgOmgOmg. A new Candace Bushnell book! I cannot wait.

    Thanks for these other suggestions. I have serious book FOMO, so I'll have to check a few of these out.

  20. You're killing me! I just read P.S. I Still Love You and it was fantastic! I loved the series and will read anything Jenny Han writes.. I especially loved the summer i turned pretty!
    I'm so excited for the rest of these to come out!

  21. Oh! I'm actually really excited! I never know what to read unless people help me out. I'm one of those lost people in a bookstore just reading the back of every single book trying to figure out which one to pick up. It's great to get some advice!


    Lauren Ashley


  22. You are always giving me the best books to read, but I can't keep up! These books sound amazing!

    xo, claudia


  23. Oh man, I kind of want to add all of these to my TBR list! These all sound awesome and perfect reads for summer vacations coming up!

  24. I love book reviews and am always looking for summer reads. Thanks for the recommendations!

  25. I can't wait to read P.S. I Still Love You! I completely agree - Jenny Han is a genius. I adore her.

  26. I do the exact same thing, Lauren! There are just so many books!

  27. Brittany definitely had some great suggestions! I hope you're able to pick some of these up.

  28. Do it! Haha. My TBR list is forever growing.

  29. I hope you get a chance to read some of these this summer!

  30. ...Not that I need any more books to be added to my already never-ending to-read list...but these all sound really interesting. ;_; Adding em' all! I'll get to read them someday! (Or so I like to tell myself!)

  31. I feel like my TBR list is officially out of control!

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  33. Ahhh, can't wait to read these books. These are all new authors to me, but the stories sound so entertaining. Thanks for the suggestions.

  34. China Rich Girlfriend and The Status of All things sound amaing! xoxo

  35. I have to admit, a lot of the books are not ones I'd necessarily reach over to read or stand in line for, but I agree some do intrigue me! Guess there truly is more to a book than it's cover.. and sypnosis hahaha I definitely have been wanting to read The Summer I turned Pretty though!


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