We are on the cusp of summer, and it’s time for a preview of the books and novels worth reading in the months to come. June marks the release of a slew of good books, from a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s work to offerings from the acclaimed 33 1/3 series, while July and August give us heists, holes, and hackers, so get ready to while away the lazy summer days with a book by one of the authors below. We are indebted to The Millions for much of this list, so check out their 2011 book preview if you’re curious about what’s going to be popular in the fall.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) has finally received Library of America fame. This is the first of a projected three-volume edition, so you may as well immerse yourself in the world of darkly comedic sci-fi this summer. In the meantime, here’s some sage advice from Mother Night: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”