Top 10 Summer Reads from BookExpo & BookCon


Summertime is almost here and some of the hottest new book releases from BookCon and BookExpo are hitting the shelves. If your summer TV selection is sparse, here are some of the best books that you can read by the beach, poolside or inside in the AC.

Political Pick-The President is Missing

By Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and author James Patterson, wrote a thrilled novel called The President is Missing. Clinton is the first former president to ever write a thriller. According to sources, Showtime acquired the rights to this novel and is planning to adapt it into a TV series.  If you miss the TV show Scandal, you will definitely enjoy this political thriller. Thursday, June 28th at 11am, Bill Clinton and James Patterson are coming to Book Revue in Huntington, NY for a special appearance and book signing. All tickets for this event are sold out, but be sure to grab a copy of The President is Missing.

Scary Sci-fi-Awakened

By James Murray & Darren Wearmouth

James Murray, the star of Tru TV show Impractical Jokers and sci-fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth released their new thriller, Awakened. The twists and turns in this eerie monster story make it a definite page-turner. Murray also hinted that this terrifying thriller is going to be adapted for television. Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm James Murray & Darren Wearmouth will be signing copies of Awakened at Book Revue in Huntington, NY.

Sexy Summer Read-Sex and the City and Us

By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Sex and the City and Us gives fans a behind-the-scenes look to this iconic TV show and features new interviews with the cast and writers. Sex in the City changed the way women see themselves and demonstrated the importance of friendship through life’s ups and downs. Strand Bookstore in NYC, is celebrating 20 years of Sex and the City by hosting a special screening, post-screening panel and are serving up the iconic Sex and the City cocktail, the cosmopolitan Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm.

Easy Cooking-Copycat Cooking With Six Sisters’ Stuff: 100+ Popular Restaurant Meals You Can Make at Home

by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Statistics show that 90 percent of Americans don’t like to cook at home and 44 percent spend their food budget eating out. Six Sister’ Stuff bloggers created a cookbook with easy take-out recipes, perfect for busy families. If you don’t want to blow your food budget dining out or want to learn how to make some of your fast-food favorites at home, pick up this book of copycat cooking recipes.

Perfectly Poetic-All of It Is You

By Nico Tortorella

Actor, model and podcaster, Nico Tortorella, unveiled his debut poetry collection, All of It Is You at BookCon. This collection is quoted as “provocative, enlightening, and emotionally charged.” This book will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world around you. If you are looking for a book to enrich your summer reading, All of It Is You will definitely inspire personal growth.

Yas, this is for Broad City Fans-I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

By Abbi Jacobson

Abbi Jacobson, the co-creator and co-star of the Comedy Central series Broad City, wrote a funny and moving collection of essays called I Might Regret This. Broad City fans will feel like they are sitting side by side Jacbson’s as she shares her funny and charismatic journey to stardom.


Fantasy Fandom-Harry Potter 20

By J.K. Rowling

July 2nd marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was published. Four new Hogwarts House Editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, will be released.  Book are available June 28th, follow #HarryPotter20 for magical events, activities and announcements.

Give Peace a Chance-After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance

By Anne O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien

Mohandas Gandhi’s words and actions encouraged others to try to achieve justice and freedom through peaceful methods. Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien, authors of After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance, highlight the people and events that inspired Gandhi’s actions in this book. This book was originally published in 2009, but Gandhi’s world wisdom is relevant today.

For the Future TechnologistBaby Loves Coding

By Ruth Spiro

Baby Loves Coding teaches sequencing, problem solving, cause and effect as well as step by step thinking. This book introduces STEM topics to create a solid foundation for future coders and programmers. This book uses logic, sequence and patterns to teach babies how to fix the train in the book. Give your child an early advantage, this book provides the skills he or she will need in the future.

Confidence Booster-Elbow Grease

By John Cena

Professional wrester and actor, John Cena, wrote a children’s picture book featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease who wants to prove he can do big things just like his big brothers. This book is entertaining and helps young children build confidence and determination.




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