Indigo Announces Their Top 10 Summer Books

Canada's leading book retailer releases comprehensive list of their Top 10 Books for Summer 2015.

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Indigo (TSX: IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer is delighted to announce their Top 10 Summer Books. Each title on the list has been handpicked by the experts at Indigo to offer Canadians the very best in books. From heart-stopping suspense to a long-awaited sequel, the Top 10 Summer Books are guaranteed to surprise, delight and inspire. 

"Summer is the perfect time to pick up a new book, and there truly is something for everyone on this list," said Bahram Olfati, Senior Vice-President of Print, "We are particularly excited for two titles: Grey by EL James and Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. These books are polar opposites, written over fifty years apart, and yet we anticipate these will be the biggest titles, not just of the summer, but of the entire year."

TOP 1O SUMMER BOOKS:

STAFF PICKS
Discover your next favourite novel with insight from Indigo's experts.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.
Available now.
Selected as a Heather's Pick, Our Souls at Night is a favourite novel of Indigo's CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman.  In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Haruf spins a spare yet eloquent tale about a man and woman who come together in advanced age to wrestle with the events of their lives and hopes for the imminent future. Our Souls at Night is the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to literature. 

Grey by EL James.
Available June 18, 2015.
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.  In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, EL James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Released on Christian's birthday, June 18th, Grey is set to become the runaway hit of the year.

Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald.
Available August 11, 2015.
This unique adult coloring book from Canadian author and artist Steve McDonald features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside rich, gorgeously-illustrated mandalas. Unwind from your day, unleash your creativity and get lost in the mesmerizing landscapes of New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Istanbul and Guadalajara.

WORTH THE WAIT

These long-awaited titles from world-renowned authors are sure to be the talk of the town this summer.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.
Available July 14, 2014.
The sequel to Harper Lee's award-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman was actually written before Lee's first (and only) iconic novel. With fifty-five years between the release of her first and second books, Lee explores how the familiar characters of Atticus and Scout respond to the turbulent affairs of mid-1950s America. Moving and enduring, this novel not only shines light on Lee's enduring classic; it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right, and is set to become one of the biggest books of the year.

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.
Available June 2, 2015.
Based on true events, Judy Blume's first adult novel in nearly 20 years chronicles the real-life story of a mysterious series of airplane crashes in one New Jersey town in the early 1950s. Against this background, Blume weaves a tale of grief, first love, familial obligations and a widowers' undying hope.  In the Unlikely Event resonates with Blume's distinctive warmth.

BOOKS WITH A PUNCH

From a heavyweight memoir to a laugh-out-loud take on modern dating, these books are more than page-turners – they're brand new knockout hits.

Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari.  
Available June 16, 2015.
Stand-up comic turned television star Aziz Ansari presents a hilarious, thoughtful and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance. As funny as his performance on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Ansari takes to the page to lament the trials and tribulations of dating in the age of the text message. Feel free to laugh along.

My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey.
Available now.
In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory. Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, My Fight/Your Fight is marked by Rousey's signature charm, barbed wit and undeniable power.   

DOCKSIDE READING

Consider these titles the perfect companions for a summer day by the water. Sleep, read, repeat.   

Finders Keepers by Stephen King.
Available June 2, 2015.
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, Finders Keepers is a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King first introduced in Mr. Mercedes. A spectacular, heart-pounding thriller, Finders Keepers is guaranteed to thrill fans of heart-pounding suspense. 

Summer at Tiffany's  by Karen Swan.
Available now.
In this sequel to Christmas at Tiffany's, Karen Swan spins a light, fun tale – perfect for the season – that includes a summer wedding, a surprising disappearance and plenty of drama. Are 'Happily Ever After' and a happy ending ever really one and the same? 

The Heir by Kiera Cass
Available now.
In the fourth installment of a series dubbed "The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor," New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass tells a captivating story of swoon-worthy characters and heart-wrenching romance. This is a young adult novel anyone will want to read.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

For further information: Katie Gregory, Manager, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music, 416-528-8932

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