Ep. 19: Summer 2019 Book Preview (with Catherine from Gilmore Guide to Books)
Welcome to a special episode of the Sarah’s Book Shelves Live podcast…the Summer 2019 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books!
Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out in June and July of 2019.
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- Catherine and my success rate for books we shared in our Winter 2019 Preview episode.
- Our Best and Worst picks from the Spring 2019 Preview episode.
- The book Sarah DNF’d at 3% and Catherine rated 1 star.
- Each of our #1 picks for Summer.
- A tangent about the day of the week new releases always come out (it’s Tuesday).
- A rant about thrillers with “Girls” and “Wife” in the title (in this case, related to Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger).
Summer 2019 Book Preview
- Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito (June 4) | Buy from Amazon [8:54](UPDATE: I DNF’d this book at 132 Pages)
- Recursion by Blake Crouch (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [14:04] (UPDATE: I’ve now read this book and rated it 4 stars!)
- The Body in Question by Jill Ciment (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [18:55]
- Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [23:00] (UPDATE: I DNF’d this book at 7%)
- Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (June 4) | Buy from Amazon [11:30]
- The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [16:35]
- Bunny by Mona Awad (June 11) | Buy from Amazon [21:18]
- The Body Lies by Jo Baker (June 13) | Buy from Amazon [25:40]
- Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [28:20]
- We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlap (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [32:15]
- We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [37:20]
- The Need by Helen Phillips (July 9) | Buy from Amazon [42:08]
- Whisper Network by Chandler Baker (July 2) | Buy from Amazon [31:09]
- A Prayer for Travelers by Ruchika Tomar (July 9) | Buy from Amazon [34:48]
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (July 16) | Buy from Amazon [39:59]
- If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (July 16) | Buy from Amazon [45:13]
Other Books Mentioned
- I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [4:35]
- Out East by John Glenn | Buy from Amazon [4:45]
- Normal People by Sally Rooney | Buy from Amazon [5:19]
- Trust Exercise by Susan Choi | Buy from Amazon [6:24]
- The Spectators by Jennifer Dubois | Buy from Amazon [7:34]
- Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [9:07]
- Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok | Buy from Amazon [11:39]
- Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok | Buy from Amazon [12:02]
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [14:35]
- The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora | Buy from Amazon [16:54]
- Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:34]
- Longbourn by Jo Baker | Buy from Amazon [25:53]
- The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [28:31]
- The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- The Falconer by Dana Czapnik | Buy from Amazon [33:56]
- The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [35:11]
- Sugar Run by Mesha Maron | Buy from Amazon [36:05]
- Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:20]
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt | Buy from Amazon [37:57]
- Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:57]
- We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [38:45]
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | Buy from Amazon [41:25]
- The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips (My Review) |Buy from Amazon [42:22]
- The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [44:31]
- Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips (My Review) | Buy From Amazon [44:48]
- Hum If You Know the Words by Bianca Marais | Buy from Amazon [45:28]
- Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar | Buy from Amazon [46:31]
- My Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2019 (Sarah’s blog post)
- The Literary Life podcast with Mary Laura Philpott
- The Readerly Report Podcast
- Anne Bogel’s One Great Book Patreon Podcast
- Running N Reading (Tara’s book blog)
- Annie Jones from the From the Front Porch podcast
- Ashley Spivey
- Kelly Massry from Kelly’s Collections
- Author Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Sarah’s Book Shelves Live Episode 1: Georgia Hunter (Historical Fiction)
About Catherine Gilmore
Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle.
Next Week’s Episode
Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads with Susie from Novel Visits (airing May 22)
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