These 10 Books Are The Best Summer Reads This July According To Amazon’s Editors


If you’re looking for a new book to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this July, you need to see Amazon’s Best Books of the Month, a section of the site wholly dedicated to recent releases in literature and fiction, nonfiction, history, and more.

“My Year of Rest and Relaxation Hardcover” by Ottessa Moshfegh 

It is a novel about spending much of a year in a drug-induced stupor that is not at all dull or self-indulgent, and Ottessa Moshfegh has done it.

“The Ruin” by Dervla McTiernan 

A body is discovered in the murky waters of the Corrib river, and though it’s ruled a suicide, the sister of the deceased disagrees. But the truth will be difficult to uncover in a town which is replete with corruption. 

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“Indianapolis” by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic 

After transporting the core of the atomic bomb that would hit Hiroshima, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. Only a fraction of the crew survived. This is the untold story of that disaster, and the subsequent efforts to exonerate the ship’s captain.

“America for Beginners” by Leah Franqui 

A woman from India makes a cathartic journey across the United States to find out what happened to her son – a young man who scandalized his traditional family when he revealed that he was gay.

“The Poisoned City” by Anna Clark 

Anna Clark’s “The Poisoned City,” is a riveting account that gets to the heart of Flint’s water crisis – what caused it, who has suffered from it, and who brought this man-made catastrophe to light.