Summer summerreading

As the rain imprisons you in your apartment/house/lean-to during these rainy months, be sure to have something good on hand for when the electricity cuts and your TV goes black. These three perilously engrossing stories will get you through the nastiest of storms. Curl up next to a blazing fire and enjoy.

Included are Miriam Toews’s All My Puny Sorrows, a best book of 2014 pick by the Boston Globe, Slate, and Washington Post; Alejandro Zambra’s My Documents, a New York Times Editors Choice selection and a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; and David Shields and Samantha Matthews’s That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, an Esquire summer reading selection and one of Huffington Post’s must-read memoirs of 2015.