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.
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This book isn't a whodunit...it's more about unease, set in a slightly futuristic world and told from the point of view of a teenage girl who is taken to a place called the Panopticon. It's in the Margaret Atwood/The Handmaid's Tale vein—very literary and suspenseful. I like books set in an altered reality—one that feels familiar and yet also deeply unfamiliar, that embodies some of the dailiness of life, and yet slowly reveals itself to be a very different, much more sinister place.
— Gillian Flynn