The Southern Bookseller Review brings you half a dozen great books to add to your already teetering bedside stack.  Recommended by Southern indie booksellers, in the belief that there is a book for every reader.


The Summer Reading List, energized!

Read This Next, Summer 2021

Southern indie booksellers have selected the 2021 Summer Read This Next! List: their favorite picks for new summer books. Titles are chosen from books publishing from July through September, representing the full range of reader interests. Each of the fifteen has the enthusiastic support of southern booksellers, marking them as hand-sell favorites for the summer. Read This Next! is the “You’ve got to read this!” list of the season.

Some of our favorite comments:

“Mott’s latest is no joke. Charlie Kauffman-esque in its surrealism that devolves into almost fever dream with the most unreliable narrator I’ve ever read.” -Amber Brown of Quail Ridge Books on Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

“It turns out all those hours I spent watching 1980s (and beyond) horror films weren’t wasted. ” -Tracie Harris of The Book House on The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Eerie and chilling to the bone, The River Has Teeth is a razor-sharp novel that had me devouring its secrets late into the night.” – Brad Sells from Parnassus Books, about The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters

See all 15 great summer reads here.

More bookseller reviews at SBR:

Read This Now | Read This Next | The Bookseller Directory

In this issue:
Bookseller Buzz: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
Reviews of The Tiger Mom’s Tale by Lyn Liao Butler, How to Break an Evil Curse by Laura Morrison, Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin, The Cruelty Is the Point by Adam Serwer, On the Day the Horse Got Out by Audrey Helen Weber, House of Sticks by Ly Tran

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