Summer. It’s time to pull out the hammock and grab a good book. We’ve got some ideas on what to read, but the hammock is all you.

Some highlights from our list of 30 hot books for summer:

  1. Chris Colfer’s second book in The Land of Stories fantasy trilogy is about twins who fall into a world of fairy tales. The first book in the series is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/SAGF/Contour by Getty Images.)
  2. Sarah Dessen, the popular author of teen novels takes on the issue of the high cost of higher education in her newest book The Moon and More. (Photo by KPO.)
  3. Aisha Tyler, the comedian and host of the CW summer show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, confesses her “epic fails,” like the “time I vowed to stop drunk Tweeting” in her book Self-inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation. (Photo by Ben Gabbe, Getty.)
  4. Miranda Priestly, the terrifying magazine editor, is back in the sequel to the hit 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada, titled Revenge Wears Prada. (Photo by Mike Cohen.)
  5. Jonathan Alter’s The Center Holds offers a behind-the-scenes analysis of how President Obama beat Mitt Romney in 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Long.)
  6. TransAtlantic is an Irish-American history novel that covers the Irish famine to President Obama’s 2011 visit to Ireland. McCann’s last novel, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award. (Photo by Dustin Aksland for The Wall Street Journal.)
  7. In The Tao of Martha, Jen Lancaster, the humor writer (Pretty in Plaid) spends a year living the “Martha Stewart” way — and then shares whether or not that was a good thing. (Photo by Deborah Feingold.)
  8. In Joyland, Stephen King fans will be familiar with the enticing premise: a nostalgic murder mystery/ghost story set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973. (Photo by Shane Leonard.)
  9. Author Michael Streissguth offers a look at how the “outlaw” music of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson shook up Nashville in the late ’60s and ’70s in Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, And the Renegades of Nashville. (Photo by Leslie Bailey.)
  10. Guns are one of the hottest issues now. Find out how U.S. history has been shaped by guns in American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms, written by a former Navy SEAL, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. (Photo by AP/The Fort Worth Star Telegram/Paul Moseley.)

Check out the full list of 30 hot books for the season from USA TODAY Books’ Jocelyn McClurg and Bob Minzesheimer:

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