As summer draws near it's time to to get your reading list in order. Here are the top books to read this summer.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Ask different people about Bernadette Fox and you’ll most likely get many different answers. Some will say that she is fearlessly opinionated, a disgrace, or even a revolutionary architect. To her 15-year old daughter she is a best friend. Then, right before a planned family trip to Antarctica, Bernadette vanishes. Follow Bee’s journey as she tries to track down her mother in a surprisingly touching novel.
A movie based on this book will be released in theaters on August 9th.
Educated by Tara Westover
A memoir telling the story of Tara Westover’s path from being raised by survivalists in the mountains of Idaho to her introduction into mainstream society. Her quest for knowledge leads her over oceans and across continents but she begins questioning if she has traveled too far from home.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is timid and has always struggled in social settings. She is never afraid to speak her mind which keeps her from developing deep friendships. That all changes when she meets Raymond, the quite akward and bumbling IT guy from her office. When Eleanor and Raymond save an elderly gentleman, named Sammy, they develop a deep friendship that is built on helping one another.
This book is currently being made into a movie with a set release date of Feb. 14th, 2020.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celsete Ng
A picture perfect surburban town called Shaker Heights is turned upside down by the arrival of Mia Warren, a single mother, and her daughter moving into town. When resident, Elena Richardson begins to become suspicous of Mia, she becomes fully vested in uncovering the secrets of her past.
Soon to be released as a Hulu mini-series featuring Reese Witherspoon.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones is young and free and finds her passion in the music scene of the streets of L.A. It’s not before too long that people realize Daisy has a voice of her own. All it takes is a producer pairing her with a band, The Six, lead by singer-songwriter Billy Dunne, to set the music scene on edge. Follow the story of these two music sensations as they become a legend in the music industry.
How It Feels To Float by Helena Fox
This novel follows Biz, who despite looking like she has everything together, struggles deeply with mental illness. She tries her best to not bother her loved ones with the dark thoughts that plague her mind but she soon realizes she can only fake it for so long.
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
This story is based on a teenager named Stella whose sickness forces her to stay six feet away from everything to avoid risking an infection before having a lung transplant. Then she meets Will, who is also sick but regardless the pair falls in love, which possibly puts Stella’s health at risk.
A movie based on this novel is currently playing in theaters.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Set in the 1950’s, a young woman name Kya Clark, also known as Marsh Girl, lives alone in the middle of nature in rural North Carolina. This coming of age story follows Kya as she draws closer to people, to love, and to a world that is completely unknown to her own self.
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