Next month, Janet Kim, who is part of Real Simple’s copyediting team, will lead the discussion. Which book would you like to read? Vote for your choice by Sunday, June 28.
Flight, by Sherman Alexie: After running away from his 20th foster home, a half–Native American, half-Irish 15-year-old orphan is involved in a shooting incident that causes him to time-travel and relive important moments in the history of American Indians.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz: A popular runner-up in the May poll, the Pulitzer-winning story of “lovesick ghetto nerd” Oscar, who dreams of becoming the Dominican Tolkien, returns.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie: Though categorized as young adult, this is a delight for readers of any age—the phantasmagoric story of Haroun and his father, a great storyteller whose lost gift of gab Haroun sets out to restore.
Sag Harbor, by Colson Whitehead: A coming-of-age story, set in 1985, of Benji, one of the few African-American students at a tony New York City private school, who spends the summer with his younger brother in Sag Harbor, on Long Island.