The dog days of summer are officially upon us, and I’ve been racing through my TBR pile lately. Good thing there are plenty of fresh new paperbacks to stack back on top! This month’s selections offer a healthy mix: there’s a comedic short story collection, a dark and twisty historical thriller, and a pop-psychology book that will make you want to dig deep and find your own grit. We have a fun novel that celebrates female friendships, a fascinating story of a coroner’s career, and lastly, a true summer adventure novel full of puzzles, conspiracies, and urban exploration. Which one will you add to the top of your pile?