If you buy an item via this post, we may get a small affiliate fee. Details.
Summer is the second best time for reading, after late autumn. Many readers review their wish lists to pack their e-readers and book reading apps with new titles they could during sunny holidays.
Have you already made your summer reading list? If not, take a look at the ebooks that will be released in the coming weeks – just in time for the reading-focused summer.
Below you’ll see twelve titles that will surely land on this summer’s book bestseller lists.
Emily Giffin will release First Comes Love, a “dazzling new novel about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart.”
The Long Cosmos is the grand finale of Terry Pratchett’s Long Earth series, focusing on finding the answer to the question: “What is the meaning of life?”
A collection of essays by Shane Dawson, It Gets Worse, seems to be highly entertaining. There is also The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written by the Emmy Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer.
And, obviously, everyone is waiting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. July 31 is both the release date of the book and the premiere in London’s West End.
If you’d like to add other books to your reading list, make sure to check out ebookstore-specific bestseller lists:
Top 100 Kindle Best Sellers – a list of books that are currently top selling in the Kindle Store. This list is being updated a few times a day. You can switch from here to the list of Top 100 Hot New Releases in Kindle Ebooks.
Top 100 Bestselling Nook Books – Barnes & Noble has a bestseller list, where you can limit your search to a specific category, or filter the results by price or age group.
Top 50 Kobo Ebooks – the list of best selling books in the Kobo ebookstore. It’s refreshed every hour. You can browse here for top sellers in six most popular categories.
Top 100 Books in the iBooks Store – Apple doesn’t explain how they compile this chart, but we can guess it’s based on the number of paid downloads.
For your convenience we show the books together with short descriptions, release dates, and links to four major ebookstores: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks Store.
Are you waiting for the release of any of the books listed below?
Read also 50 short books for busy people
12 must-read ebook bestellers – summer 2016
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction.
Now, the new collection brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction.
From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the book offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Kevin Kelly is one of the most influential technology thinkers and writers. In his new book, he guides us through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives.
Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another.
This bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor comes a new novel that reaffirms author’s position as the “master of thrillers.”
Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control. The United States has decided on a dramatic response. Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.
Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for. He’s a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage. Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.
The Games (Private)
Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus.
The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence.
Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil’s beautiful capital. It’s not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan.
First Comes Love
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin comes a dazzling new novel about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart.
Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved.
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Painful secrets from the past begin to surface.
They must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices.
The Long Cosmos
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
The thrilling conclusion to the internationally bestselling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?
It’s the year 2070. Six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: “Join us.”
The Next – the hyper-intelligent post-humans – realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.
It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays
New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection.
The essays chronicle a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart.
Dawson shares never-before-revealed stories from his life, giving readers a no-holds-barred look at moments both bizarre and relatable, from cult-like Christian after-school activities, dressing in drag, and losing his virginity, to hiring a psychic, clashes with celebrities, and coming to terms with his bisexuality.
Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, and Big Little Lies.
In her new novel, Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, busy life. Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.
Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. One day Erika invites Clementine to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid.
It will be a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th story in the Harry Potter series and the first one to be presented on stage. It’s based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
The world premiere of the play will take place in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.
Harry Potter is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. His youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Three Sisters, Three Queens
The next novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.
When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world.
The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.
As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, and writer has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor.
Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is.
Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
Janet Evanovich teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a new series of thrillers featuring the invincible and incompatible pairing of Knight and Moon.
In the first book, we follow Emerson Knight. He is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country.
• • •
Keep exploring. Here are other lists:
- 11 books every aspiring writer should read
- Beat writer’s block! Here are 15 useful iPad cases and accessories for writing
- 21 innovative iPad cases and accessories that are best suited for reading
- 7 best online destinations to read short stories for free
- The best last-minute Christmas 2019 gifts – Amazon, eBay, Target, Walmart, and more