What We're Reading: June 2018

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What We’re Reading: June 2018This month, our reading lists are filled with debut authors, inspiring guides, and fast-paced adventures.By: Celadon Team

When we’re not pouring through manuscript submissions, we’re tackling our to-be-read list. This month, we’re paging through a selection of heartbreaking histories, gripping thrillers, and love stories.

If you’re looking for your next book, try one of our picks. And if you’ve already read any of these titles, give us your review in the comments below.

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Jamie Raab
President and Publisher

The Only Story by Julian Barnes

A novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. #firstlove

Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles

A profound new novel about a paralyzed young man’s unexplainable recovery—a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life. #powerful

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Deb Futter
SVP and Co-Publisher

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit. #heartbreaking

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

In this gripping psychological mystery, Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit. #brilliant

Rachel Chou
Rachel Chou
Associate Publisher

The Dry by Jane Harper

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. #pageturner

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. #witty

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Ryan Doherty
Executive Editor

The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs by Steven Brusatte

Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before. #newhistory

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. #betterthanthemovie #audiobook

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Anne Twomey
Creative Director

Whole Beauty; Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness by Shiva Rose

Whole Beauty is her radiant next step, a practical, inspiring, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home. Most importantly it upholds slowing down and making rituals in your life. #lifechanging

Scandinavian Design by Charlotte & Peter Fiell

This all-you-need guide includes a detailed look at Scandinavian furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial design from 1900 to the present day, with in-depth entries on over 180 designers and design-led companies. #unique

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Randi Kramer
Editorial Assistant

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wollitzer

It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light. #girlpower #thoughtprovoking

Beartown by Frederik Backman

It's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction. #shocking #tearjerker

Alexis Neuville
Alexis Neuville
Marketing Assistant

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Vicious is kind of like a comic book without pictures, a violent twist on heroes and villains. A masterful, twisted tale of ambition, jealousy, betrayal, and superpowers, set in a near-future world. #supervillain

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

A ferocious young woman is drawn into her grandmother’s sinister fairy-tale realm in this pitch-black fantasy debut. #fierce

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