Summer Reading: Destination A – Read a New-To-You Author

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination A: Read a Book Written by a New-to-You Author is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“I was happy then.”

American War by Omar El Akkad






“Would you like me to repeat the question?”

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood






“He’d never been asked to wear a suit to a job interview.”

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue






the leavers book cover

“The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school.”

The Leavers by Lisa Ko






“The match struck and sputtered.”

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa