The Best Books to Read This June
This month, dive into unforgettable short stories, enjoy a dark debut, pour over a book an exceedingly delicious cookbook, and revisit a classic by a dearly departed master.
1. The Novel: Visible Empire
In 1962, Air France Flight 007 crashed upon takeoff and all 122 passengers—a group of prominent Atlanta citizens taking an inaugural jaunt on a route from Paris to Georgia—died. In this, the latest novel from Listen to Me author Hannah Pittard, that real-life crash kicks off a fictional series of events that changes a city and its people forever.
2. The Short Stories: Florida
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3. The Debut: Tell Me Lies
This dark, exhilarating coming-of-age story from Carola Lovering charts both sides of a very imperfect relationship from a California campus to an ambition-and anxiety-ridden New York City. There might be no better addition to your beach bag this month.
4. The Coffee Table Book: Friends* *Bearing Gifts
Everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Prince Charles and Joan Rivers
5. The Cookbook: Levant
Tanoreen, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, is one of New York City’s best-loved restaurants. Here, chef Rawia Bishara—previously the author of Olives, Lemons & Za’atar—shares more than 100 of the recipes (we’re partial to the triple almond cake) that have made the eatery a destination for more than two decades.
6. The Classic: Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
As famous for his liberal use of punctuation as for his signature white suits, Tom Wolfe—who recently died at the age of 88—cut a striking figure on the page and in life. Pay homage to the recently departed provocateur with a new look at Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, published in 1970, which features Wolfe’s seminal article about Leonard Bernstein’s Black Panthers party, as well as his examination of the effect of anti-poverty programs on minorities in San Francisco.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.