What We’re Reading: Summer 2024

By Team Celadon
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Summer is finally here! Team Celadon reveals the brilliant reads they’re taking to the beach this season, including new biographies, beloved historical fiction, and more.

Book cover of "The Editor" by Sara B. Franklin with a black-and-white photo of a woman and a circular inset photo below.

The Editor

By Sara Franklin

“How could I resist The Editor by Sara Franklin? Just out, it’s a biography of the legendary Knopf editor Judith Jones…right up my alley!” —Deb Futter, President and Publisher

Cover of "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah with a small black-and-white author photo in the bottom right corner.

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

“I cannot wait to read Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale! I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read anything by the beloved author, and I’ve been reliably informed that this book is a great place to start.” —Christine Mykityshyn, Senior Publicity Director

Book cover of "Swan Song" by Elin Hilderbrand with a small circular photo of a woman at the bottom right corner.

Swan Song

By Elin Hilderbrand

“I only started reading Elin Hilderbrand’s Nantucket-based novels two summers ago, and they’ve already become some of my favorite beach reads. I’m sad that the author has said Swan Song will be her last book but happy that I’m still working my way through her backlist and have many more of her charming, character-driven novels to read!” Jennifer Jackson, Executive Director, Marketing

Cover of "Time Shelter" by Georgi Gospodinov, featuring abstract art and a portrait photo of translator, Angela Rodel.

Time Shelter

By Georgi Gospodinov

“This is a Bulgarian novel in translation that I picked up on a whim at the New York City bookshop Book Culture over the weekend, and I’m absolutely loving it. It’s about a guy who opens a clinic to help Alzheimer’s patients unlock their memories by reproducing the past inside the building, where every floor mimics a different decade. It just came out in paperback.” —Jaime Noven, Senior Marketing Manager

Book cover titled "The Sequel" by Jean Hanff Korelitz with a small inset photo of a person wearing glasses.

The Sequel

By Jean Hanff Korelitz

“As a huge fan of The Plot, I could not wait to get my hands on an advance copy of the author’s follow-up, aptly named The Sequel, which comes out on October 1. Thrillers are my favorite genre, and this book checks all the boxes as it plays up the suspense and brings the reader along for a ride of twists and turns.” Gregg Fleischman, Senior Director, Marketing Strategy and Analytics

A book cover for "Certain Dark Things" with a woman and neon Anubis, plus an inset photo of a man in glasses and a bow tie.

Certain Dark Things

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

“I would have picked this up myself eventually, but when it was recommended to me by a friend who lives in my building, I knew I had to put it at the top of my to-read list. Can’t wait to get into this vampire fantasy novel set in Mexico.” —Miguel Cervantes, Marketing Manager

Cover of "Interview With The Vampire" by Anne Rice with a black and white portrait of a woman in the bottom right.

Interview with the Vampire

By Anne Rice

“With the new season of the TV show airing, I think it’s time to go back to the original and pick up Interview with the Vampire. The story is told in the format of an interview, where Louis recounts his life as a vampire as well as the changing times. I love the concept, especially the attention to the flawed nature of a single perspective that emerges in subsequent novels.” —Yelizaveta Rogulina, Ad Promo Assistant

Cover of "The White Album" by Joan Didion with an inset photo of a smiling woman wearing glasses in the lower right corner.

The White Album

By Joan Didion

“I’m excited to jump into Joan Didion’s The White Album — my introduction to her writing. I love a bit of ’60 and ’70s rock in the summer, so what’s a better pairing than essays dissecting the culture of the time?” Emily Radell, Publicity Assistant

Book cover of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith, with a woman's portrait inset at the bottom right corner.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

By Patricia Highsmith

“As a rule, I always try to read the book before I watch the movie or TV version, but in this case I’ve gone backwards! While the movie is great, it was the TV show that convinced me to finally pick up the book, and so far the novel is the most compelling version of the story I’ve come across.” Susie Brustin, Marketing Assistant

Cover of the book "The Wager" by David Grann with an inset photo of a smiling woman in the bottom right corner.

The Wager

By David Grann

“This maritime misadventure will be a perfect beach read. The Wager has been on my list for awhile, and I’m looking forward to digging into David Grann’s chronicle of this epic shipwreck. Its striking cover, featuring artist Peter Monamy’s oil painting, is enough to draw you into its pages.” —Chloé Dorgan, Design Intern

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