Obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton”? Be sure to head over to a bookstore and pick up “Hamilton: The Revolution.” This book captures the show’s journey from Miranda’s 2009 White House performance to its Broadway debut in 2015. It also features never-before-seen emails between Miranda and notable musical figures such as Questlove and Stephen Sondheim. Don’t throw away your shot and make sure to add this book to your shelf this summer
Poet Samantha Jayne started posting funny poems about struggles that all twenty-somethings go through on Instagram and Tumblr. Now these popular poems have made their way into “Quarter Life Poetry.” This collection of poetry deals with themes such as love, money and sex and will have every college student saying, “This is literally my life.” “Quarter Life Poetry” will definitely add humor to any bookshelf this summer and help you cope with your own #struggles.
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Moved by the recent news on European refugees? “The New Odyssey” helps readers dive deeper into these peoples’ stories. Journalist Kingsley traveled to more than 17 European countries along the migrant trail in 2015 and interacted with many refugees. He writes about everything from the smugglers who help these people travel to the border to guards who want to keep them away. Pick up “The New Odyssey” this summer to unpack a crisis that deserves the world’s full attention.
News of a “Harry Potter” play hitting the London stage this summer excited Potterheads, but it’s proving hard to snag tickets. Therefore, Rowling surprised fans by announcing that a book version of the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” script will be hitting bookstores. However, Rowling has told fans that the play will center on Potter as a father and his son Albus Severus. Potter fans, make sure to snatch up a time turner if you want this book’s release date to get here sooner.
After rewatching “Pride and Prejudice” on Netflix, make sure to check out this modern retelling of Lizzie and Darcy’s love affair. “Eligible,” by Sittenfeld, follows Liz, a writer who returns home to find her family in disarray. Things get more complicated when reality show contestant Chip Bingley comes on the scene and woos Liz’s yoga instructor sister Jane, but Liz can’t help but detest his best friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy. It’s an old, beloved story told in a brand new way.