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Summer Reading List


June 22, 2015

One of the best things about summer is getting your beach towel, a good book, and heading to the beach! This summer that is #1 on our list! If you are looking for a good read, check out these books that will make you want to grab your umbrella and escape to the shore. Leave us a comment on which one you think should be on here!

Ruby by Cynthia Bond: According to Blogger Barrie Davenport, this is an unforgettable story you will get lost in, about a husband determined to protect the woman he loved from a small, Texas town out to get her. The writing is so compelling you will not be able to put it down!

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini: The book is a series of intertwining stories, starting in 1952 in an Afghanistan village when a poor man, Saboor, decides he must abandon one of his children in order to survive. This decision has a profound impact on the one child remaining and his descendants, as the story spans nearly 60 years of Afghan history.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: This is an epic love story and family drama two estranged sisters living in a city under a siege and country at war where sometimes survival means doing the unthinkable! This story is set in France at the dawn of World War II.

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb:  According to, one of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human. You will not be able to put down this 912-page book!

The Secret Place by Tana French: Listed as TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction read of 2014! A young boy is murdered on the grounds of a boarding school for girls in Dublin, the case goes cold—until a year later, when a student finds a clue and takes it to the police. Stephen Moran, an ambitious detective looking for a big case to boost his career, partners with Antoinette Conway, the only woman on the emphatically male homicide squad, and they burrow into the social fabric of the school: cliques, rivalries, jealousies, boys, texts, sex … The Secret Placeis dense, endlessly fascinating little world, with several dark truths at its heart.

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