Summer with Book Culture Selects

We here at Book Culture take summer reading very seriously. During the dog days of July and August, we were hard at work curating timely reading lists for our lovely subscribers through the Book Culture Selects program. For a peek into what our booksellers have been gushing about lately, check out our picks from July and August!

JULY

family
                  

New and Noteworthy Fiction Paperback: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
New and Noteworthy Fiction Hardcover: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Paperback: Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Hardcover: Grunt by Mary Roach
Literature in Translation: Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang
Around the World: China in Ten Words by Yu Hua
Forever Young Adult: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

 

AUGUST


                 
New and Noteworthy Fiction Paperback: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack
New and Noteworthy Fiction Hardcover: The Girls by Emma Cline
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Paperback: Beyond Words by Carl Safina
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Hardcover: The Games by David Goldblatt
Literature in Translation: Before the Feast by Sasa Stanisic
Around the World: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
Forever Young Adult: The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge

As always, every book came gift-wrapped with a handwritten note from the bookseller who chose it! Don't feel left out-- you can sign yourself or someone you love up to start a year of reading with us here anytime!


 

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Did You Ever Have a Family By Bill Clegg Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476798189
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

Homegoing: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101947135
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2016

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery By Henry Marsh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250090133
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Published: Picador - June 7th, 2016

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War By Mary Roach Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245448
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2016

Half a Lifelong Romance By Eileen Chang, Karen S. Kingsbury (Translated by) Cover Image
By Eileen Chang, Karen S. Kingsbury (Translated by)
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780307387547
Published: Anchor - March 8th, 2016

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China in Ten Words By Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307739797
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Published: Anchor - August 21st, 2012

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) By Victoria Schwab Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062380852
Published: Greenwillow Books - July 5th, 2016

The Memory Painter: A Novel of Love and Reincarnation By Gwendolyn Womack Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781250095770
Published: Picador - July 5th, 2016

The Girls: A Novel By Emma Cline Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780812998603
Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel By Carl Safina Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250094599
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Picador - July 12th, 2016

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics By David Goldblatt Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393292770
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 26th, 2016

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Before the Feast By Sasa Stanisic, Anthea Bell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sasa Stanisic, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040393
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Published: Tin House Books - June 14th, 2016

A Room Of One's Own (annotated) By Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Susan Gubar (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156030410
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Published: Mariner Books - August 1st, 2005

The Lie Tree By Frances Hardinge Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781419718953
Published: Amulet Books - April 19th, 2016