Tahereh Mafi Shares Her 5 Summer Book Picks, Beach Readings: Watch

It’s that time of year again! With summer comes the desire to find the perfect book to read, whether it’s before the ideal beach getaway or an uninterrupted day by the pool. Author Tahereh mafi shared his top picks for 2021 in the latest installment of “The Us weekly Lit Club ”, including their latest release, An emotion of great pleasure.

Taking down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

“This is a romance novel set in 1879. [It’s about] Annabelle Archer, the main protagonist, who is an early female student at Oxford University, and her scholarship calls for her to recruit influential men to champion the growing movement for women’s suffrage. His target is the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery. It is the perfect romance between enemies and lovers. I love that trope. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s also about the women’s suffrage movement and these really powerful, independent and educated women during this really incredible and turbulent time in England. I loved the political background and I loved the main character. She was so strong. And romance is super fun. “

Readings on the Beach Ahead Tahereh Mafi Gives You Her Summer Book Picks

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Zero version by David Yoon

“It is a penetrating and incisive look at the world of the Internet and social networks. The hero is a bit naive and works for a big tech company. He wants to try to use what he knows to make the world a better place and fails. David Yoon doesn’t stop. I mean, it makes you question a lot of things about the internet and social media, and it’s a really thoughtful read. So when you go offline on the beach this summer, it’s definitely something to think about. “

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon

Blackout it’s just a delight. It is an anthology written by six different New York Times Best-selling and critically acclaimed authors. Each of them has written a love story that takes place during a blackout in the New York City summer heat, and each of the stories is intertwined. They are all interconnected in this really lovely way. It’s one of those books you want to sink your teeth into. It was really fun. “

Instructions for dancing by Nicola Yoon

“It’s like an emotional punch, so beautiful and also heartbreaking. Follow Evie, the main character, who has just experienced a devastating event in her personal life. As a result of what happened to him, he has given up on love. She no longer believes in love. And then suddenly one day he starts having visions. She sees a couple kissing and can see the end of their relationship, and she is dealing with this and where these visions are coming from and at the same time solidifying her own opinion about love. When you meet the love interest, his name is X, and you suddenly have to question everything you ever thought was true. That’s all I can say, but from there there are some pretty devastating twists and turns. “

An emotion of great pleasure by Tahereh Mafi

“It takes place in 2003. It follows an Iranian-American Muslim hijab-wearing teenager in a post-9/11 world. It’s been a few months after the United States officially declared war on Iraq, and the main character, Shadi, is grappling with this as the political backdrop to his life, in addition to the many different struggles he’s dealing with at home. and in his personal life. . It is a story about a teenager trying to navigate the struggles of dual identity, love and loss, and the many tragedies of being human, as well as being an outcast person trying to simply finish high school. It’s kind of a happy book, but ultimately it’s about hope and regaining joy. “

Watch the video above to learn more about Mafi’s five must-read books for this summer.

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