Van Life: Culture, Vehicles, People, Places - Calum Creasey & Lauren Smith (Lannoo)

A comprehensive guide to the growing nomad culture that explores why people choose this alternative lifestyle, the process of designing and building a converted van, and special moments from the road. Featuring a variety of interviews and stunning photography.


Crayon Adventure - Alberto Lot (Odd Lot)

This activity book is full of unique and imaginative drawing prompts to encourage people of all ages to color outside the lines and would make a great vacation companion.


Parisian Days - Banine (Pushkin Press)

Banine (Umm-El-Banine Assadoulaeff), lived a colorful and eventful life (1905-1992) chronicled in 2 memoirs. Parisian Days (1947) concerns her life in Paris after escaping from Baku in the Russian Empire and her husband in Istanbul. Le Figaro described her as "... one of those personages of La vie romanesque who traverse a century, attracting like a lodestone all the singular figures of the times." This reprint is a welcome addition to Pushkin's list.


One Perfect Couple - Ruth Ware (Scout Press)

Ruth Ware’s latest novel features a competitive reality show set on a deserted island where couples compete for a cash prize. Everyone is already on edge after the first challenge and tensions only rise after a storm hits the island leaving them all stranded.


A Gentleman from Japan - Thomas Lockley (Hanover Square Press)

The forgotten story of the first Japanese man documented to set foot in North America and England. Full of piracy, worldly adventures, and cross-cultural musings.


A Real Lion Story - Krista Legge (Clavis)

A charmingly illustrated picture book about a stuffed lion who dares to adventure out into the wild to live like a real king.


The Situation Room - George Stephanopoulos (Grand Central Publising)

Former senior adviser to Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, gives a behind-the-scenes look at what went down in the Situation Room during some of America’s most pivotal moments in recent history.


The Red Hotel - Alan Philips (Pegasus Books)

The Red Hotel recontextualizes the correspondence coming out of Russia during WWII by revealing Stalin’s control over the foreign journalists and their translators staying at the infamous Metropol Hotel.


Always Anthony - Terry Libenson (Harper)

#8 in the Emmie and Friends series, a bullying incident is told from two alternating points of view.


Long Island - Colm Toibin (Scribner)

Secrecy, misunderstanding and love for Eilis Lacey, the complex heroine of Toibin’s Brooklyn.