10 Must-Read Books for July


The Actress, Amy Sohn (July 1st)

Here is the sort of book that practically hops into your bag and says, “You will enjoy me this summer.” Sohn’s latest has all the Hollywood and old world glamour that connects the worlds of Fitzgerald and Wharton, but with a more contemporary twist (think along the lines of something like Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins or Emma Straub’s debut). It’s timeless, but contemporary. All that, coupled with Sohn skillfully wielding elements that in theory should always work (Hollywood, love, scandal) in a way that makes them all her own, come together to make The Actress hard to put down and, maybe most importantly, fun to read.