Book Lover’s Day: 12 Hot New Reads To Close Out Summer ’18

How are you celebrating Book Lover’s Day?

It’s may be the last month of summer (ouch, that hurts), but it’s not too late to add to your summer book list for 2018. In our opinion, these are some of the best new reads to close out a summer of pool, lake, and park lounging, the right way.

Girl With a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery

For those who love history and a good mystery.

Girl With a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery

First book of the series, Kari Bovee takes us into what the early years of Annie Oakley’s career as a sharpshooter could’ve been like. At 15 years old, Annie feels the heavy burden of providing for her mother and two siblings, balancing her desire to be an independent woman, and resisting the pressure to accept a marriage proposal that could give them everything they need.

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The Mars Room

For those who love all the oxymorons. Heart-breaking page turner, emphathetic and enraging, brilliant and devastating… just a few of the words used to describe this one.

The Mars Room

This book starts off with main character Romy Hall, leaving her son Jackson behind to serve two consecutive life sentences in prison. Ahead of her await the shocking, absurd realities of life inside Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility.

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Not Her Daughter

For those don’t mind having their morals challenged… like, a lot.

Not Her Daughter

‘Not Her Daughter’ follows three different people. The first, a daughter with a cruel mother and absent-minded father. The second, an entrepreneur who was abandoned by her own mother in her youth… oh and also she’s a kidnapper. The third, a struggling mother, unhappy with her life, her marriage, and unsure whether she even wants her daughter back once she goes missing. Yes, it’s complicated.

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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

For those who love the hit show ‘This Is Us’ or who just like having a book that can double as your best friend. 

This is me

‘This Is Me’ is Chrissy Metz’s inspirational, unique, uncut autobiography. Whether it was dealing with a dysfunctional family life, unhealthy relationships, or setbacks in following her dreams – Metz has gone through it all. But now on the other side of it, she can offers advice and encouragement to those still going through it. #REALTALK

Photo courtesy of Harper-Collins Publishers.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

For those who loved ‘Devil Wears Prada’ and everything sassy, sexy, and fierce about it.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

In desperate need of a new client for her career as an image consultant, Emily Charlton finds herself in Greenwich, CT stumbling across the perfect one. Karolina Hartwell: mega-supermodel, A-lister, wife of a senator… recently arrested for a DUI that has her in major need of an image boost. Step into the world of drama, lies, and social sabotage that Weisberger creates.

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Love and Ruin: A Novel

For those who love a good romance… with a strong, independent heroine for a change.

Love and Ruin

As a 28-year old journalist, Martha Gellhorn has always felt the need to prove herself. The first time was travelling to Madrid to report the untold stories of people caught in the middle of the Spanish Civil War. And, now, after falling in love with Ernest Hemingway (yes, THE Hemingway) as his career is skyrocketing, she finds herself out of her league. Martha will do whatever it takes to make her mark as an independent woman and writer.

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Her Pretty Face

For those who love a good ‘ol fashioned… chilling, psychological thriller.

her pretty face

Frances Metcalfe is in desparate need of a friend. Luckily, Kate Randolf walks into her life. The two form a deep bond and friendship that is later tested when Frances finds out Kate is not who she says she is. Her name is actually Amber Kunick… and she’s a murderer.

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

For those who believe everything is never quite as it seems.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Who doesn’t like to find out that they’re the recipient of a large sum of inheritance money. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Hal. Except, the letter wasn’t meant for her. While attempting to use her tarot card reading skills to find a way to claim the money anyways, Hal begins to discover something very strange about the death of Mrs. Westaway.

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The Bucket List

For those who’ve had personal experiences with breast cancer (and those who haven’t) that can empathize with a woman’s uncontrollable, changing relationship with her body.

the bucket list

This book starts of with Lacey Whitman, a 25-year old woman, finding out that she has the BRCA1 gene mutation (also known as the “breast cancer gene”). What follows is an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, self-love, and sexual exploration as Lacey creates a bucket list of all the things she wants to do with her boobs before a potential double mastectomy.

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The Favorite Sister

For those who like to live out their ‘Nancy Drew’ dreams on the regular.

The favourite sister

‘The Favorite Sister’ follows the lives of 6 unique woman and their roles on a hit show in New York City: Goal Diggers. Everything is going well until the season ends in a murder.

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The Only Story by Julian Barnes

For those who believe age is but a number when it comes to love.

The Only Story

Home from university, 19-year old Paul finds himself falling in love with an older woman. But not just any woman, Susan McLeod: a married woman, mother of two adult daughters, and wife of an abusive husband. As the two continue their affair away from their families, Paul learns the hard way that first loves are often the hardest.

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The Great Believers: A Novel

For those who know what it’s like to have to life through uncertainty and disaster. 

The Great Believers

In ‘The Great Believers’ we travel back to 1985 and follow the life of Yale Tishman. Yale is a development director at an art gallery in Chicago. His life is flipped upside down. He’s losing friend after friend in the midst of the AIDS crisis. Flash forward to modern day, Fiona the sister of Yale’s deceased best friend is struggling with the many ways AIDS has affected her life.

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