The 7 Best Books of July

Summer’s in full swing now, and with it comes a lot of opportunities for fun. Who can resist going outside and heading to the park, walking half a block before realizing that you’re about to pass out from heatstroke, then saying “Screw it” and going back home, where air conditioning and cold beer live? Not me! Luckily, a good book can take your mind off the heat, and this month, you can choose from a novel about an elderly man and his sex doll companion, a real-life mystery about an arsonist couple, a book from one of America’s most beloved nerds, and more. Enjoy, and for the love of all that is holy, stay hydrated.