This month, we're teaming up with Book of the Month Club to get June's best books on your radar.More
"White Fur" by Jardine Libaire, bookofthemonth.com.
The Basics: It's the mid-1980s and Elise has fallen hard for Jamey, a rich Yale student who lives next door to her in New Haven, Connecticut. Jamey is troubled, emotionally disconnected from his family, but finds bold Elise and her New Jersey accent enthralling. Their love affair takes them to the East Village, the lobby of Trump Towers, a psychiatric ward, Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Wyoming, and, eventually, India.
Estimated Reading Time: One week at 47 pages a day.
Good for Anyone Who… likes seeing the expectations of blue-blooded families thwarted with a little adventure.
Of Note: The rabbit fur coat with the torn lining Elise wears is a symbol of hope and heartbreak that might have been lifted straight from a Jenny Lewis song.
"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid, bookofthemonth.com.
The Basics: Evelyn Hugo, a once-glamorous Hollywood actress known for her sordid personal life, has decided to share the details of her various scandals with journalist Monique Grant, whom she charges with writing her biography. As Monique fleshes out the secrets of Evelyn's many love affairs, she discovers that the movie star's past collides with her own in a profound and shocking way.
Estimated Reading Time: Nine days at 45 pages a day.
Good for Anyone Who… stares with tremendous curiosity and secret longing at tabloids in the grocery store check-out line.
Of Note: The novel changes points of view, from Evelyn dictating to Monique to Monique reflecting privately, and weaves in old news stories from the more dramatic moments in Evelyn's past.