10 Must-Read Books for June

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Always the sleeper month, poised on the edge of beach weather, June often yields the best mix of diverting and satisfying reads. And, this year, they come in pairs. Take the absurdist visions of Etgar Keret and Milan Kundera, or the deep internet excavations of Joshua Cohen and Jamie Bartlett, or the debut fictions of Mia Alvar and Rebecca Dinerstein… June of 2015 strikes the perfect balance ahead of the autumnal slog through literary seriousness.

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Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels (Drawn and Quarterly, June 2)

This enormous book doubles as a “thank you letter” to the cartoonists of Drawn & Quarterly, the storied Canadian micro-publisher of many of the world’s best comics, cartoons, and graphic novels. And it features original writing by Margaret Atwood, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, and others.