With only a few short weeks of Summer Reading remaining, are you looking to treat yourself with one of the newest delicious releases? Choose an upcoming read from the sample spotlights below or broaden your choice with the expanded New Fiction in July list.
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When the host of a popular relationship advice show publicly makes out with the man she denounced on air, what starts as an attempt to salvage her reputation may turn into the chance for a deeper connection.
If you can’t get enough of...Witty Stories with Fake Dating
When his DNA is rewritten with a genetic-engineering breakthrough beyond anything the world has seen, Logan Ramsey finds his transformation threatening everything around him as he is forced to take sides in a fight to save humankind.
If you can’t get enough of…Action-Packed Dark Science
Two friends–often in love, but never lovers–come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.
If you can’t get enough of…Enchantingly Flawed Characters
Anna McDonald has made a terrible mistake. She has forced her blended family to vacation together. The weather is bad, her daughters are bored, and her ex-husband still insufferable. Oh, and Fin Cohen brought his latest girlfriend, too. So when news of a shocking kidnapping breaks, Anna and Fin do the responsible thing. They take off to solve the case.
There are summer reading buzzworthy titles galore on BookTok and Instagram for both adult and teen readers! Wondering which books have others buzzing? Below are titles we’ve been hearing about often, and more titles can be found here. For more personalized reading suggestions, fill out the Choose My Next Book form, and we’ll create a list of suggestions that have just the right buzz for your style! Another mention for readers: Summer Reading at the library is going on for all ages until August 15th and anything read since June 1st counts. More information on Summer Reading can be found here or stop by and give us a visit!
Catalina desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. Especially since her lie about her American boyfriend has spiraled out of control. Now everyone she knows–including her ex and his fiancé–will be there. She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic and aid in her deception. Enter Aaron–her tall, handsome, condescending colleague–who surprisingly offers to step in. She’d rather refuse; never has there been a more aggravating man. But Catalina is desperate…
In the early 1960s, chemist and single mother Elizabeth Zott, the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show due to her revolutionary skills in the kitchen, uses this opportunity to dare women to change the status quo.
A breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
Lowen is a struggling writer when she is hired by Jeremy Crawford to complete the remaining books in a successful series for his injured wife, author Verity Crawford. Lowen sorts through Verity’s notes, but finds an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read. In it are bone-chilling admissions, including the recollection of the night their family was forever altered. At first Lowen keeps the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, but eventually realizes that a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love his wife…
A man passing through the French village of his youth revisits the passionate and secret love affair he had with another boy when they were teens after seeing someone who strongly resembles his long lost lover. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school.
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.
The great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.
The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. Almost everyone. Having grown up in the small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Adeleke chooses the case as the topic for her final project. But when Pip starts uncovering secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden, what starts out as a project begins to become Pip’s dangerous reality…
Teenaged Briseis, who possesses a supernatural power over plants, even poisonous ones, inherits a dilapidated estate in rural New York and must protect herself and her family from centuries-old secrets that threaten their lives.
Agreeing to a holiday escape to the country, literary agent Nora keeps running into a bookish, hardheaded, arrogant editor she knows from Manhattan, and wishes she didn’t, even as she discovers they have more in common than previously thought.
A transfer student from a small town in California, Richard Papen is determined to affect the ways of his Hampden College peers, and he begins his intense studies under the tutelage of eccentric Julian Morrow.
A stunning first novel about two young Black artists in London falling in and out of love by a new literary virtuoso, and finalist for the BBC Short Story Award, twenty-six-year old writer and photographer Caleb Azumah Nelson.