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Jun 02

Summer Book Recommendations by Angela Salgado

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:17 PM by Angela Salgado

Summer’s finally here and hopefully reading is among the relaxing activities you plan to squeeze into this short season. Whether you are reading at the lake, by the pool or possibly even in a cabana by the ocean (lucky you!), here’s a list of light summer reads I would recommend for relaxation and entertainment. Most of these are available in paperback, which is great for toting along on your summer fun. Click on the title to see the book in our catalog. 

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang - From the USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart. Also available in large print format. 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren - For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Also available in e-book through Overdrive. 

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen N. Arnett - Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes -  Evvie and Dean, the man renting the apartment behind her house, have one rule: Evvie won't ask about Dean's flagging major league baseball career and Dean won't ask about Evvie's dead husband. But when that rule gets broken, they realize they might need each other to reckon with their pasts and make peace with the future.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden - A workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. This perspective-hopping debut follows teachers at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca - Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?


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