Summer is almost here, which means vacation season is upon us. Rather than grab a book from the airport on your way out, why not make your way through this list of absolutely phenomenal books this summer and get ahead of the most hotly anticipated books of summer 2019.
These books will definitely give you some warm feelings. Who doesn’t love to lose themselves in a page-turner? These are all books guaranteed to take your mind off taking off, for sure, so if you’re ready to make your summer reading list – add these to your cart right now.
Whisper Network is a thriller you simply can’t miss. If you’re a lover of suspenseful books, you’re going to like this one a lot. Sloane, Rosalita, Grace, and Ardie have worked for the same company for years. After the death of the CEO, a new man takes charge, and his actions set in motion a chain of events that change the company, and the women forever. Find it here.
THE WEDDING PARTY
If you’re more of a fan of romantic novels, you need to grab this one. It’s full of cliches, but a delight to read. Maddie and Theo do not like one another. They have a friend in common, their best friend, and when she decides to get married, Maddie and Theo have to start seeing a lot more of each other. And when I say a lot, I mean…a lot more of each other. This is the perfect ‘hate to love you’ book that’ll have you racing to the end. Find it here.
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE
Cassie takes care of people, that’s probably why she’s a firefighter. Solid, predictable and ready to help whenever she’s needed. She loves her life, and she loves her job in Texas. But her whole world is turned upside down with a phone call from her mother. Now she has to adjust to life in Boston. And get a job in a firehouse where she’s known as the lady on the team. Cassie doesn’t need anyone, she doesn’t let anyone in, she does the saving – not the other way around. But then, this decision she makes opens her up to a new kind of heroism. Because while she’s been busy saving everyone else, she’s forgotten how to save herself. Find it here.
SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE
This book starts with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother – and then disappears.
Her younger sister Amy is too young to remember the time when her parents were too poor to keep Sylvie. And when she came back from a distant relative she was changed, fearless, protecting, brave. Amy’s always looked up to her, but now the question is – what happened to Sylvie? And what secrets will come out while they find her? Find it here.
THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL
Nina Hill is a little eccentric. She’s an only child who grew up entertaining herself with books and trivia games, and now she works in a bookstore. If she ever has a flash of thought that there may be more to life, she shrugs and picks up a new book. But then the father she never knew existed dies, and suddenly there are sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews all nearby, and Nina is horrified. They’re all excited to meet her. It seems like it’s just about time to crawl out of her comfortable shell and embrace life, but it’s easier said than done. And it might take a crazy new family to do that. Find it here.
THE GOLDEN HOUR
It’s early 1940. Lulu Randolph has lost her husband and is headed to the Bahamas to investigate a governor and his wife. Lulu starts to see the lives they live, the lies, the tensions, the dark secrets. While there, she falls in love with Benedict Thorpe, a man charming and also complicit in their corruption. But then there’s a murder, and Benedict disappears, and it’s up to Lulu to figure out just what the hell is going on. Find it here.
CITY OF GIRLS
Moving past Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has a new novel for the summer. This is Vivian Morris’s story. Ninety-five years old and ready to tell the tale of her youth, Vivian takes us back to 1940 when she was just nineteen-years-old and kicked out of college. She goes to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant theatre packed with a whole host of characters that shape her life. And she takes us on a journey through the mistakes she makes, the friends she meets, and the one person she truly loved. Heartwarming, heartwrenching, and illuminating. Find it here.
THE BRIDE TEST
Khai Diep has no feelings. Or so he believes. His mother decides that he’s going to be alone forever and decides to return to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. Meanwhile, Esme Tran takes the opportunity to go to America and meet a potential husband to give her family a break. Seducing Khai doesn’t go to plan. And Esme’s lessons in love are working, but only on herself. She’s hopelessly in love with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection. Find it here.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi, you’ll like this one. Darkness is sweeping over the world and replacing people’s memories with experiences they never had. Memory makes reality, and when the world is coming undone, only two people have a chance to save it. A police officer called Barry Sutton and a Neuroscientist called Helena Smith. They team up to go against an enemy they never thought they would both have in common and try to make sense of how our memories make reality. Find it here.
MAGIC FOR LIARS
Ivy Gamble does not possess magical abilities like her sister. She’s fine with that. She has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem but who doesn’t in the non-magical world? Her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha has, what she imagines, to be the opposite existence. But when Ivy is hired to investigate a murder at her sister’s private academy, she starts to lose the normal life she’d built for herself and lose herself in magic, murder, and a mystery that seems just out of her reach. Find it here.
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