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The Type Books reading list for August 2014


California by Edan Lepucki
The debut novelist’s near-future tale of a couple trying to figure out who to trust in the “afterlife” is riding high on summer reading lists thanks to its recent Colbert Bump.

Elizabeth Is Missing  by Emma Healey
Touted as Gillian Flynn meets Kate Atkinson, this debut novel about 90-year-old Maud has delighted critics and readers alike and has summer read stamped all over it.

Eyrie by Tim Winton
A man struggles to be good in a fallen world in the latest from Australia’s most beloved literary novelist.

Friendship  by Emily Gould 
Oversharer extraordinaire explores the familial bonds of thirty-ish female friendship in this smartly observed debut novel.  

Landline  by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park  author returns to adult fiction with a heart-wrenching story of love, marriage, and a magic telephone…

Lucky Us  by Amy Bloom
Two women journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune in this highly anticipated follow up to the critically lauded Away.

The Luminaries  by Eleanor Catton
For those of you who’ve been waiting for a more portable way to dive in to this brilliant Booker winner, we’re happy to report that the novel is now available in paperback (though, yes, it’s still a whopper).

The Silent History  by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett
What started as a bold storytelling experiment, serially published as an award-winning app, is now available in ye olden print-and-paper form. 


Julia, Child  by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Julie Morstad
A girl with a flair for food prep teaches some grown-ups about taking it easy.

Superfab Saves The Day  by Jean Leroy and Berengere Delaporte
Sartorially savvy bunny to the rescue! Once he’s decided what super-bunny outfit to wear for the occasion, that is. 

Work: An Occupational ABC  by Kellen Hatanaka
An alphabetical tour of the coolest jobs around, with awesome illustrations on every page.


The Shadow Hero  by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew
The first Asian-American Superhero, the Green Turtle, was blink-and-you-miss-him in the 1940s. Now he’s back, in a rich, funny comic book for teens.

Popular  by Maya Van Wagenan
A shy teen follows a 1950s popularity guide and makes some surprising discoveries about what constitutes "cool." This New York Times bestselling how-to-survive-middle-school memoir is must-read back-to-school material.