Lit Hub has partnered with a bunch of great publishers to launch its first-ever Summer Reads giveaway. Ten lucky winners will take home all 20 of these cool, new books to get their summer reading list in shape. Enter now for your chance to win!

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Daniel Handler, And Then? And Then? What Else?

The bold, candid, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of Daniel Handler (also known as Lemony Snicket), tracing his path toward one of the most spectacular writing careers of the twenty-first century.

Nicolette Polek, Bitter Water Opera


A New Yorker Best Book of 2024 “Polek elegantly fashions an ode to small and privately felt moments of beauty, and to art’s capacity to reach through time.” –The New Yorker

Joanna Pearson, Bright and Tender Dark

An immersive literary novel about a murder on a college campus and its aftermath twenty years later, perfect for readers of Rebecca Makkai and Angie Kim.

Joseph Earl Thomas, God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer
(Grand Central Publishing)

A stirring, unsparing novel about Black life in Philadelphia and the struggle to build intimate connections through the eyes of a struggling ex-Army grad student, from the acclaimed author of Sink.

Anna Montague, How Does That Make You Feel, Magda Eklund?(

For fans of Less and Remarkably Bright Creatures comes a funny and moving novel about love, loss, and new beginnings found on an unlikely road trip.

Swan Huntley, I Want You More

Need a juicy summer read? A ghostwriting gig in the Hamptons becomes far more than a job in this sexy and deliciously tense story about fame, lies, and obsession.

 Justine Champine, Knife River
(Random House)

Who do you believe when you can’t even trust yourself? An atmospheric literary mystery and a compelling story of family, home, and the bond between sisters.

O.O. Sangoyomi, Masquerade

Set in a wonderfully reimagined 15th-century West Africa, this lyrical tale explores the cost of one woman’s fight for freedom, and the lengths she’ll go to secure her future.

Selva Almada, Not a River (trans, Annie McDermott)

Shortlisted for the 2024 International Booker Prize “A virtuoso literary work.” –Annie Proulx

 Vajra Chandrasekera, Rakesfall
(Tordotcom Publishing)

A groundbreaking, science fiction epic about two souls bound together from here until the end of time, from the author of The Saint of Bright Doors (2023 NYT Notable Book).

Rachel Khong, Real Americans

In Real Americans, Rachel Khong explores identity, privilege, and fate in an unforgettable book that “flips the multigenerational novel inside out.” –Andrew Sean Greer

Max Porter, Shy

“A bravura, extended-mix of a novel that skitters, pulses, fractures and coalesces again with all the exhilaration and doom of broken beats and heavy bass lines.” –Hermione Hoby, The New York Times Book Review

Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season

Now in paperback and with a gorgeous new design, the first book in the bestselling Bone Season series is a rich, epic fantasy from Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Leigh Bardugo, The Familiar

An instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Indie List bestseller, The Familiar is a spellbinding novel set in the Spanish Golden Age about power, desire, and one woman’s ambition.

Jacqueline Holland, The God of Endings

A masterful debut novel that spans history, weaving a story of love, family, and myth as seen through the eyes of a reluctant immortal woman.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett, The Tree Doctor

“Mockett’s writing is exquisite… She’s unafraid to make a reader laugh and unafraid to face the kind, messy, beautiful conclusions that will linger with you for quite a long time.” –Oprah Daily

Claire Messud, This Strange Eventful History

“It’s almost unbearably moving, wise and full of the most gorgeous prose.” –The Guardian

Lai Wen, Tiananmen Square
(Spiegel & Grau)

Dive into an epic, deeply moving, and highly personal coming-of-age novel about young love and lasting friendships forged in the years leading up to the Tiananmen Square student protests.

Andrew Boryga, Victim

“Blazingly trenchant, unflinchingly Bronx.” –Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout. Andrew Boryga’s debut novel, Victim, is a satirical sendup of diversity initiatives with a tender friendship at its core.

Marjane Satrapi, Woman, Life, Freedom (trans, Una Dimitrijevic)
(Seven Stories)

An urgent, groundbreaking and visually stunning new collection of graphic story-telling about the present Iranian revolution from Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis. “Riveting… an engrossing portrait of a population held back by restrictive leaders.” –The Economist


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