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Stay cool with summer reads!

June 23, 2017

woman reading on a dock

Whether you’re reading on the lake, at the beach, on a hammock or on the couch, summer is prime time for reading. With family road trips, long holiday weekends and plenty of leisure time, it’s best to never be without a book once the days get longer and hotter.

Below is a list of six highly anticipated new and soon-to-be released books that will keep you turning the page all the way to Labor Day weekend.


"INTO THE WATER" by PAULA HAWKINS

Did you love “The Girl on the Train”? Then give Hawkins’ latest thriller a try, about a teenage girl whose mother is found dead at the bottom of a river, along with other women who suffered the same fate.

"DEAD SPIDER" by VICTORIA HOUSTON

Houston adds this 17th entry to her Loon Lake mystery series, centered on a wealthy Wisconsin man who is mysteriously shot at a community fishing tournament.

"ALLIE AND BEA" by CATHERINE RYAN HYDE

An unlikely friendship forms between an impoverished widow trying to get her life in order and a teenage girl who runs away from a group home after being threatened.

"CAMINO ISLAND" by JOHN GRISHAM

A young novelist is enlisted to infiltrate the literary circle of a book store owner who sells priceless novels and manuscripts on the black market and is preparing for a high-stakes heist.

"THE IDENTICALS" by ELIN HILDERBRAND

Twin sisters Harper and Tabitha, both completely different in personality, switch summer homes and lives in order to each save their already-splintered family.

"THE SHARK CLUB" by ANN KIDD TAYLOR

A marine biologist who moves back to her hometown is torn between pursuing a romance with her childhood love and her handsome and intriguing colleague.

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