Summer 2018’s Most Anticipated

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

Summer is the best time for new releases in all forms of media. Spring closes out with awards shows coming and going, so it’s time to start a new year of entries. Whether it is music, movies, books or art festivals, summer is the go to season to debut new work. It’s the time where most consumers have the time to properly take in all the art. In this article, I will be talking about the top 5 books and movies to be released in the summer of 2018. It’s nowhere near all encompassing of the wide range of releases from June to August, but it’s a start.


  1. “When Life Gives You LuLuLemons” by Lauren Weisberger

This is the story of Emily Charlton who is celebrity image consultant. She’s been feeling lost and losing clients lately, and something has got to change. That’s when Karolina Hartwell, recently charged with a DUI comes into the picture. With these two working together, the lemonade is guaranteed to be sweet. The second in the series that inspired “The Devil Wears Prada” movie.

Release date: June 5

  1. “Cottage by the Sea” by Debbie Macomber

The queen of romance is back with another heart-breakingly perfect story. Annie needs to get away — away from all the tragedy that’s taken hold of her life. A rundown oceanside house in the Pacific Northwest is exactly what she needs. Local painter, Keaton, helps her fix up the house. Annie makes new friends, but new events threaten the happiness she’s begun to feel again. Ultimately, she learns the best way to fix a broken heart is with the help of others.

Release date: July 17

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  1. “Give Me Your Hand” by Megan Abbott

Kit Owns and Diane Fleming become fast friends in high school sparked by Diane’s academic fire, but when Diane shares a secret, everything is changed. 10 years later, Diane and Kit are against each other for a research role. The fight is not clean, and the result might destroy them both.

Release date: July 17

  1. “The Summer Wives” by Beatriz Williams

In this historical fiction, the setting is the summer of 1951. Miranda has just arrived on Winthrop Island after losing her father in World War II. She’s thrown head first into the world of the elite, where she finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas during her time there. When Miranda returns in 1969, the island is the same to the immediate eye, but Joseph has just escaped prison for the murder of her stepfather. With her arrival, the secrets of Winthrop Island start unwinding one by one.

Release date: July 3

  1. “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas

From the bestselling author of “The Hate U Give,” Thomas debuts her second YA novel. Bri is 16 and she knows she wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the music industry. Her dream has the power to take care of both her and her mother. Bri is young, passionate and ready to chase her dreams.

Release date: June 5


  1. Incredibles 2

This follow-up film is going to be a hit with 90’s kids. The revival of older Disney movies through sequels and live-action remakes is becoming more and more common, and Incredibles 2 is bound to be, well, incredible.

Release date: June 15

  1.  Ocean’s 8

This film is full of some of the most strong, influential women of our generation. The cast list — featuring Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter — should be enough to get you to the theaters to check it out!

Release date: June 8

  1. Mission Impossible: Fallout

Tom Cruise may be 55 years old, but he doesn’t look it in the trailers for the new Mission Impossible. He’s still got it!

Release date: July 27

  1. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

Another revival that is sure to knock viewers socks off. The familar cast will be back, this time with more about young Donna and a pregnant Sophie who finds herself in her mother’s shoes.

Release date: July 20

  1. Slender Man

What originally started out as an internet meme will be produced into a horror film. Don’t let him get into your head like a virus!

Release date: August 24

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