Elaine Newton-Critic’s Choice 2019 Summer Reading List

  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (available October 10)
  • The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
  • Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin (available May21)
  • The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (available May7)
  • Milkman by Anna Burns
  • The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
  • In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
  • Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  • Promised Land by Martin Fletcher
  • The Witch Elm by Tana French
  • Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley
  • The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey
  • The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (available June 4)
  • Severance by Ling Ma
  • Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan (available April 23)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer (available May 7)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (available April 16)
  • The Editor by Steven Rowley (available April 2)
  • A Woman is no Man by Etaf Rum
  • The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (available July 16)
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
  • The Border by Don Winslow


6 thoughts on “Elaine Newton-Critic’s Choice 2019 Summer Reading List

  1. Thanks for posting this! Looks like an interesting and diverse list, as always. I’ve already read some of the selections (The Friend was devastating), and several others are on my shelves awaiting my attention. And now I have more to check out!

  2. Thank you for all your good advice when I lived in Fort Myers Beach. We have moved to
    Michigan as we both are 90 now. Appreciate still receiving your advice.
    Will use the Newton list. Found a Barnes and Noble near Dearborn.
    Still miss you.

    • Wonderful to hear from you. You’ve moved to Michigan. I guess it makes sense. You are closer to family. I’m so happy you are still reading and using my blog and the lists. I miss you. I will always remember the day you came waltzing into Copperfish Books. You are a force. Cheers!

  3. Several of these are already on my list to read but some I had not heard of. REALLY excited for the McEwan book but I was declined for a review copy.

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