Balkan News Magazine Book Recomendations

From heavy hitters to debut novelists

As we reach the middle of 2016—and as readers pack their bags for summer vacations—it’s time to look back at some of the best books of the year so far, spanning novels and non-fiction. Here are some of the books published before June 1 that impressed TIME staffers the most, presented in alphabetical order.

TIME BOOKS

GOODREADS

EVROS EDITIONS

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBEL

BOOKS BY PATRICK BRIGHAM