O's 2013 Summer Reading List

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season's un-put-down-able titles recommended by Gillian Flynn, Jeanette Winterson and Karen Russell.
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

Brilliance

452 pages; Thomas & Mercer
Sakey is one of the best—his writing is perfectly paced. Talk about suspenseful! He wrote a novel a couple of years ago, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, that I keep putting in people's hands. This one is set in the near future, when a certain percentage of humans are "brilliants" who can do strange things like read body language with total accuracy or sense patterns in the stock market. You pick up one of Sakey's books and it's like, I will now disengage from my world and go into his.
— Gillian Flynn

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