20 sizzling summer books: Jennifer Weiner, David Sedaris, Michael Mann’s ‘Heat 2’ and more

What qualifies as a “summer book”? Sizzling romances? Bubbly rom-coms? Thrilling page-turners

We say it’s any good book released when the weather is warm and the drinks are cold. And this summer is looking to be a hot one, literally and literarily. Sure, there are tantalizing beach reads from masters of the genre Jennifer Weiner and Elin Hilderbrand. There are also vulnerable nonfiction books from Marvel star Simu Liu and essayist David Sedaris, a steamy romance from Akwaeke Emezi and a decades-in-the-making follow-up to the 1995 crime film “Heat” written by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner.