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Amazon Books editors share 7 books for the summer

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Your summer reading list curated by book experts

Handpicked by the Amazon Books editors, these seven reads will keep you busy these summer months.

Euphoria by Lily King


"This historical novel — based on the life of Margaret Mead — is brainy, but sexier and more fun than you might think a book about an anthropologist might be." — Sara Nelson

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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes

"Sit back, relax, and let the master storyteller lead the way. There's not a paranormal element in sight, as King enters the minds of a deranged murderer and the aging ex-cop trying to stop him from killing again." — Chris Schluep

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Good Hunting by Jack Devine

Good Hunting

"Meet Jack Devine: A 30-year veteran of the CIA who oversaw Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan, who knew a thing or two about Iran-Contra, and who tangled with some of the agency's most notorious double-agents. A real-life George Smiley." — Jon Foro

The Fever: A Novel by Megan Abbott

The Fever

"A twisty literary thriller about a group of high school girls who become suddenly ill and the psychic havoc it wreaks on their small town." — Kevin Nguyen

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The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

The Glass Sentence

"In this first book in a new adventure series, history is reimagined and all of the continents belong to different times. Two young explorers set out to save a kidnapped mapmaker, encountering magic and dangers that put their own lives at risk." — Seira Wilson

The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva

The Heist

"I've developed a man-crush on Silva's brainy, brutal artist/assassin/spy, Gabriel Allon, who in The Heist is on the hunt for a stolen Caravaggio masterpiece." — Neal Thompson

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice

"What happens when an ugly rumor takes on a life of its own? Multiple narrators expose how far people will go to be liked and how little the truth seems to matter." — Seira Wilson

Want more? The Amazon Books editors have plenty of suggestions.

Tell us: What are you reading this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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