Most of us are skilled in the art of binge-watching TV. But why not give binge-reading a try this summer, when the sun is out and the weather's still warm and the park is begging for you to splay out for a while with a book? The New York Times recently published an op-ed about what "binge reading" really entails — essentially, instead of picking up books and putting them down in small bursts before bed, you'd read books in large chunks. Or, if you're feeling ambitious, in a single sitting.
Our challenge to you this summer? Binge-read a book or two — and start with the new releases of July 2019. Like all her books, Jasmine Guillory's new rom-com, The Wedding Date, is an uplifting read about two people finding each other. The twisted mysteries found in Rory Power's YA debut, Wilder Girls, will have you rapidly turning the page — even if what's on the page turns your stomach. If you're going to binge-read Lisa Taddeo's Three Women, make sure you do so with a pen in hand. Each sentence glows with an insight you won't want to forget.
That's just the start. Here are the books to check out this month.