Edit ModuleShow Tags

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in July

A curated list of this month's top reads


Published:

Alissa Nutting has written the most hilarious and downright bananas book of the summer. Made for Love follows Hazel as she tries to escape her marriage to a maniacal tech titan. She lands in a senior citizen trailer park with her father and his sex doll.

Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer, has a powerful collection of stories about how inmates survive and struggle in prison with The Graybar Hotel.

Zinzi Clemmons’s debut, What We Lose, is about an American black woman struggling with identity and grief after she loses her South African mother to cancer.

Live from Cairo is Ian Bassingthwaighte’s relevant, funny, and moving debut novel about four characters whose lives converge around Dalia, an Iraqi refuge trapped in Egypt during the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square after the US denies her entry.

Feast for the Eyes is a coffee table book about the delectable history of food photography. Susan Bright’s commentary offers insight into the form’s development, from still life to Instagram.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Looking Back at Soul Coughing’s 'Ruby Vroom'

The supremely weird, extremely fun album holds up after 25 years

‘Angels in America’ Is the Best Thing I’ve Seen So Far This Year

Cygnet Theatre proves that the two-part epic is as awesome and resonant today as it was in 1993

Win a Trip for Two to Yellowstone Country Montana

Win a trip for two to Montana’s Paradise Valley, including roundtrip airfare on JetBlue from Long Beach to Bozeman, staying at Sage Lodge in Pray.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
  2. Puesto's Next Top Taco
    Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
  3. The Best Soup Dumplings in San Diego
    My hunt for the best xiao long bao in the city unearthed two surprising winners
  4. Behind the Brands 2019
  5. 21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego
    These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
  6. Win a Luxury Hotel Stay in Puerto Vallarta
    Soak up the sun during a three night stay at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Whale Watching Report from Hornblower for March 6–12

Whale watchers get their fill of gray whales, dolphins, and more

Shaping San Diego 2019

San Diego is a premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags