10 Must-Read Books for July

Bookended by highly entertaining reality novels that rely on healthy doses of unreality — Linda Rosenkrantz’s groundbreaking Talk and Hilary Liftin’s Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper — July is the best time to lose yourself in the in-between. And while you’re there, why not enjoy the best of new American short fiction? Or a surfing memoir? Or an investigation of the global cocaine trade? No matter how or where you spend your summer vacation, one thing is for sure: you won’t be able to escape the everyman’s opinion of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the sequel-cum-prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.