The Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Every season, there are those buzzy books that everyone seems to be talking about. Their beautifully designed covers flood your Instagram feed and take up residence on the staff picks table at your local bookstore (and inevitably become blockbuster movies). Just in time for warmer weather, we're sharing a list of the most anticipated books of the season to add to your to-read pile.

Ranging from an unputdownable novel about a young woman who joins a secretive cult to a steamy romance that's equal parts heartwarming and hilarious, these are the best new books of summer 2018 that live up to the hype. Prediction: These picks are going to be so popular that they're about to fly off the shelves at your local bookstore. Get your tote bag ready because these books are best enjoyed poolside with a chilled glass of rosé.