Amazon Books editors share 7 books for the summer

Jul 3, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. ET
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Handpicked by the Amazon Books editors, these seven reads will keep you busy these summer months.

Euphoria by Lily King

Euphoria

"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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