6 Blockbuster Books Everyone Is Reading This Summer

In the era of film flops, like Batman v Superman and Independence Day: Resurgence, it’s easy to lose faith in high-budget summer blockbusters. But in the world of publishing, big-money book deals often garner strong results. Think breakout hits like City on Firewhich sold to the tune of $2 million—and Lena Dunham’s $3 million best-seller Not That Kind of Girl. And this summer has proven to be no different: From a heartbreaking, decade-spanning drama to the cult novel everyone’s talking about, we bring you six new novels—many written by women in their 20s, no less—that are infinitely worthy of their seven-figure advances.