Summer has officially begun and it’s hotter than ever outside. Many of you will visit the ocean this summer, and what better way to relax on the beach than with a cold beverage in one hand and a good book in the other?
Below are a few reads that will help you to further escape the monotony of your daily life while you’re at the beach. Don’t forget to sign up for the summer reading program at any JMRL branch for a chance to win prizes. The more you read, the more likely you are to win!
The Vacationers by Emma Straub – Celebrating their 35th anniversary and their daughter’s high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they would conceal.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes – The film writer for Bangkok Hilton presents a debutthriller that traces a collision between two geniuses, including a tortured hero and a determined terrorist, in the aftermath of a murder that a world-class secret agent discovers has been conducted according to his own forensic techniques to hide the victim’s identity.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.
The One & Only by Emily Giffin – Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family’s mother.
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand – Storied matchmaker and Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball has her own life and match turned upside down when her true love of twenty-seven years prior returns to the island.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – A single mom trying to raise a bullied stepson and a mathlete daughter finds an unexpected rescue in the form of an obnoxious tech millionaire named Geeky Ed.