SUMMER AND THE READING IS FINE!
It’s funny, isn’t it, how only summer gets a classification of books?
Summer reads. Beach reads.
They’re the books that we love to read, that have the stories that aren’t too heavy. That allow us to stop reading and go have fun and come back comfortably, like an old friend. Or they are the ones that are generational family sagas or a page turning suspense with twists and turns on every page. The ones that we can read outside with a cold beverage and get lost in a life that’s not ours. Even within the Summer Read classification there is really no set criteria, yet for each of us - we know it when we see it.
It seems like every year our summer reading list gets longer and longer as the new crops of books get better and better. Summer 2022 is no different. Here’s a few of our faves for this season!
On our shelves now as June releases....
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub - On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She’s happy but her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. Armed with a new perspective on her life Is there anything that she would change if she could?
At Last Count by Claire Ross Dunn - For a shot at a future, Paisley needs to stare down her past, including all the habits that have stopped her from thriving.At Last Count is a wise and often laugh-out-loud funny tale that proves we don’t always need to believe everything our brain tells us. *Our July River Bookshop Book Club pick*
Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta - Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s Election—and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation—is determined to take high school politics by storm... as a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school.
Coming up in July and available for pre-orders...
The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger - The Larsen-Hall family's deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna—the world’s first category 6 hurricane—upends everything they have taken for granted. An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe.
The Pallbearer’s Club by Paul Tremblay - A cleverly voiced psychological thriller about an unforgettable—and unsettling—friendship, with blood-chilling twists, crackling wit, and a thrumming pulse in its veins—from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song.
A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin - A whip-smart historical rom-com debut that follows an entirely unconventional heroine who throws herself into the London Season in hopes of finding a wealthy husband to save her family from ruin. But the last thing she expects is to find love…
And rounding out the summer, our most anticipated August releases...
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid - In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime--from theNew York Timesbestselling author ofMalibu Rising
The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith - The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.
The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell - A woman stops at nothing to find her husband’s murderer in this psychological thriller about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions.
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