Riot Headline 10 Exciting Books to Read this Summer

Quick Pick: August 28, 2015

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

lost canyonLost Canyon by Nina Revoyr

*cue the banjo music*

If you need an intense read to cap off your August, this is it. It’s about a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada that goes horribly, horribly wrong. A group of hikers, each with their own reasons for wanting to get away for a while, decide to traverse a trail that hasn’t been used for many years. But what they find instead of adventure is someone who didn’t want to be found. I can’t say anymore without spoiling it, so I’ll just say struggle, struggle, survival, more struggle, intense, intense, intense!

Backlist bump: In the Heart of the Canyon by Elizabeth Hyde