Summer is finally here, and with it comes plenty of great new books. If you’re a student or a teacher who has summers off, summer is the perfect time to catch up on your pleasure reading. For the rest of us, these can provide a lunchtime escape or a relaxing weekend reading experience. Here are just a few Blio recommendations for summer reading.
Fiction for the Beach
XO by Jeffery Deaver: Catapulted into sudden fame by her beauty and talent, country pop artist Kayleigh Towne turns for help to Special Agent Kathryn Dance to stop a sadistic stalker who is targeting the people closest to the singer. By the best-selling author of The Bone Collector.
Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank: In the South Carolina Lowcountry, three generations of a family–a grandmother, a mother and a son–discover the indelible power of love, in this emotional journey that interweaves stories of swashbuckling pirates and an enigmatic writer named Edgar Allan Poe with the bonds of family. 250,000 first printing.
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick: In a small 1940s Virginia town, mysterious stranger Charlie Beale meets Sylvan Glass, the teen bride of the town’s richest man, and Sam Haislett, the 5-year-old son of owner of the butcher shop where Charlie gets a job, and soon the interaction between Charlie, Sylvan and Sam alters the town forever. By the #1 best-selling author of A Reliable Wife.
Just Right for Kids 8-12
Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Born with a facial deformity that initially prevented his attendance at public school, Auggie Pullman enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep and struggles with the dynamics of being both new and different, in a sparsely written tale about acceptance and self-esteem.
The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan: A final entry in the popular trilogy finds Carter and Sade preparing for an ultimate confrontation with the chaos snake Apophis at the same time the House of Life magicians launch a civil war, compelling the Kanes to tap the power of an ancient spell.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls: A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart’s desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
New Summer Releases Blio eReader
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich (Available Today): Dazzling her patrons with scrumptious cupcakes at her Salem, Massachusetts bakery, Elizabeth Tucker continues to fall for the irresistible Diesel, who protects her from a villain who is seeking mystical stones tied to the seven deadly sins. By the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels.
Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand (Available June 26): Follows lives of four high school students, their friends and families after a fatal car accident on graduation night on Nantucket has lasting repercussions for everyone involved, in this new novel from the author of Silvergirl.
I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson (Available July 9): Detective Michael Bennett takes his family to upstate New York in an effort to escape a lawless crime wave erupting in Manhattan only to find themselves immersed in another nightmare, one that endangers his relationship with his wife.
If you plan to read these summertime books at the beach, be sure to check out our handy guide to using an eReader at the beach. Where is your favorite place to read in the summer.
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