25 upcoming summer books to help you escape – STL Post-Dispatch

Just last May, publishers delayed many book releases, citing printing and distribution problems. Bookstores were closed anyway, and the proverbial “beach read” wasn’t going near sand for most of us. What a difference a year makes. Some readers are getting together again with book clubs and considering vacation possibilities. And as they cautiously remove masks, a slew of new titles focus on, yes, summer romance, beach sunsets and … the plague?