This week, we’re giving away three of our July Top Picks!
The Innocents by Francesca Segal is our Top Pick in Fiction! Segal’s debut novel is an impressive re-imagining of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. Set in the Jewish suburb of North West London, the novel recasts Wharton’s upper class characters as good Jewish boy Adam Newman, his bubbly fiancée Rachel and her irreverent cousin Ellie. It’s a fantastic contemporary tale, just in time for the 150th anniversary of Wharton’s birth.
Coming to My Senses by Alyssa Harad is our Top Pick in Nonfiction! Harad charts her obsession with perfume in this delicious contemporary memoir. Once dressing like “an unmade bed,” Harad’s discovery of fragrances—and the language that accompanies it—transforms her into a more sensual, ladylike version of herself. No trauma in this memoir—it’s all beauty.
Gone Missing by Linda Castillo is our Top Pick in Mystery! July was all about the Women of Mystery, and the newest installment in Castillo’s Amish thriller series brilliantly mixes a fascinating culture with gripping suspense. Be sure to check out our 7 questions interview with Castillo, where she talked about why Amish country inspired this great mystery series.
Here’s how you can win:
TO ENTER: Leave a comment with your own personal July Top Pick. What’s your favorite book you’ve read this month?
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, July 27. The winner will receive copies of The Innocents, Coming to My Senses and Gone Missing. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congrats to our winner, Sally! Her personal July Top Pick was Gold by Chris Cleave.
Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.