Trending Books: July 21-27

As fashion model Heidi Klum frequently says on her hit reality TV show, Project Runway, “In the fashion world, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” Such a statement can also be applied to the book world—one week a debut novel from an unknown author may surge to the top of the bestseller list, only to be displaced the next week by the latest James Patterson book. To help you stay on top of what the “in” books are, we’re back with our weekly trending books list.Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 5.26.58 PM

One of this week’s top trending books is a debut novel—Laura McNeal’s Dollbaby. In this coming of age story set in civil rights era New Orleans, young Ibby Bell is sent to live with her grandmother, Fannie. There she is taken under the wings of her grandmother’s cook, Queenie. Based on early reviews from readers on Twitter, this is a great book for fans of The Help.

For many, summer is the season of road trips. In Adi Alsaid’s YA novel Let’s Get Lost, four teenagers embark on an “epic” cross-country world trip. However, the teens have never met each other before—their only connection comes through a mutual friend named Leila.

With the World Cup over, fans suffering from soccer withdrawal may be interested in Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s I Am Zlatan. In this new memoir, Ibrahimovic details how he overcame adversity as a poor child to become one of soccer’s most elite players. Not all readers have had positive things to say about the book—one reader called Ibrahimovic “maniacal” and “narcissistic.”

Stephanie Diaz’s Extraction is also getting lots of buzz on Twitter. In this YA science-fiction novel, the story’s protagonist, Clementine, must pass “the extraction test” in order to be sent to a safer universe called Core. But things get complicated by Clementine’s love for a boy named Logan. Oh, to be young and in love…

Be sure to check out BookVibe trends to see what books are trending in your favorite genre.

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