Summer is here and so is summer reading. Ditch the textbooks and dive into a good novel, thriller, memoir, or self-help book. These twelve books have been specially selected to keep you reading all summer long, no matter where your vacation takes you. Whether you’re looking for something lighthearted and romantic or suspenseful and thrilling, there’s something for you on this list! Dive into a good book this summer.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangIf you’re looking for a romance novel that will make you feel something, look no further. Computer scientists Stella Lane has Asperger’s and is terrified of kissing, so she hires a professional. But things get complicated fast and Stella may start to doubt the logic she’s always relied upon.
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James PattersonThe President is Missing is about…you guessed it…a president going missing, but this book’s special because it’s got the pizazz of a James Patterson thriller and the insight from a former president himself, Bill Clinton. This book is heralded as a must-read of the summer.
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean WeirThe beloved daughter of an uber-religious reality TV family gets pregnant out of wedlock and decide to finally take things into her own hands. This book is a fascinating look at family and fame and you won’t want to put it down.
The Outsider by Stephen KingThe king of horror is back with an unsettling tale you won’t be able to put down. This tome of a book, nearly 600 pages, begins when a child’s body is found in a town park and all the evidence points to a beloved Little League couch. But things are not what they seem, and in true Stephen King fashion, this book will grip you until the very end.
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Save the Date by Morgan MatsonThis cute YA contemporary novel is heralded as Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles. Set on one wedding weekend, Save the Date sets Charlie Grant up for disaster when she tries to orchestrate the perfect weekend. It’s a fun novel about family with a dash of romance!
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand and Brodi AshtonJane Eyre with ghosts? Yes please. The Lady Janies return with this ghostly retelling of the Bronte classic where the author herself is a major character! If you love classic novels but are looking for a recent release to read, this is the answer to your prayers.
Adjustment Day by Chuck PalahnuikThe author of Fight Club is back with a novel about the absurdities in society, complete with a third world war and all that jazz. If you like satire, check out Adjustment Day.
Unexpected by Christine CaineRenown Christian writer Christine Caine is back with a book geared towards leaving fear behind, moving forward in faith, and embracing the adventure that life has in store for us. If you’re looking for an uplifting self-help book, this is the answer to your prayers.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica KnollWhat happens when a guilty pleasure reality show filled with strong women ends in murder? You get this much-hyped thriller of the summer, The Favorite Sister. The reality show they are on is called Goal Diggers, so what else could you want?
The Restless Wave by John McCainLooking for a political memoir to read during your summer vacation? John McCain’s new memoir is here to serve. In this timely book, McCain tackles nationalism, polarization, his own presidential campaign, and more. It’s a must-read for burgeoning politicos.
From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya MenonThis adorable young adult contemporary novel has a protagonist you will immediately fall in love with and a love interest you’ll be swooning for. Come along as Twinkle directs a female-led version of Dracula, learns about friendship and family, and maybe even falls in love.
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