There is no better time than the summer to pick up a great new read. Whether you're relaxing on the beach or just taking advantage of your summer Friday's, there's a sense of satisfaction getting to actually pick up a book (or your Kindle) and take time to read for pleasure. Check out our list of the top 5 trending books that you should be reading now and see what all the talk is about.
by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne | $17.99
Of course, the top book on our list has to be the newest addition to the Harry Potter saga, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This book is actually written in script form as a brand new play that picks up where the epilogue of the last book in the 8 part series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, left off. See what Harry and his friends and family are up to now that it's been 19 years since they left Hogwarts.
Me Before You follows the unexpected love story about a quirky young woman who becomes the caregiver to a wealthy banker, who is wheelchair bound after a tragic accident. The movie version of this novel came out earlier this summer, so whether you have already seen it or have yet to hit the theater, it's worth a read - just remember to bring some tissues!
by Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jeremy McCarter | $24
Not surprisingly, a book all about Broadway super star Hamilton makes our list. Read the script of the musical people are obsessed with, while also following along with footnotes from the creator and emails and interviews with the people that turned this historical play into the modern phenomena it's become.
With the internet being at the epicenter of practically everything now a days, this book about the internet's effect on our neurological processes is more relevant then ever. Read Carr's compelling discussion about how the internet could be permanently changing our minds and our ability to read and think as profoundly as humans before the age of the internet.
The BFG, or the Big Friendly Giant, is a children's story about the sweet friendship between 10 year old Sophie and the 24 foot tall BFG, who is an outcast among the other giants. This is a great book if you're looking for a gift for a new family or if you're just tired of the same old books at bedtime. Plus the movie version of the book came out last month making it the perfect family night outing!
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