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Put on your favorite swimsuit and lather on the sunscreen, because it’s time to hit the beach…to get some summer reading done, of course! And Writer’s Relief has put together an eclectic selection of the hottest books for your summer reading list.
This Summer’s 7 Must-Read Books
Beacon 23: The Complete Novel by Hugh Howey In the twenty-third century, a network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to last. They never fail. At least, they aren’t supposed to.
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume by Jeff Smith If you enjoy the rousing adventure and wonder of The Lord of the Rings, and the charm and humor of Disney animation characters like Scrooge McDuck, then you will love cartoonist Jeff Smith’s epic graphic novel, Bone. You’ve never read a story quite like this one!
Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang This debut story collection captures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese-American girls growing up in New York City. From poet and writer Jenny Zhang, who was nominated for the National Magazine Award in 2015 for her essay How It Feels.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon This award-winning book explores important questions about love, war, dreams, and our relationship with art. A budding escape artist/magician teams up with his cousin in 1939 to cash in on America’s comic book craze.
All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers by Alana Massey A witty collection of essays that offers up moments of excitable celebrity worship and thoughtful examinations of the lives of celebrities who have shaped a generation of women.
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier The tragedy of Othello is adapted to a 1970s suburban Washington school in this tale. The story follows four eleven-year-old friends torn apart by love, racism, and jealousy. An unforgettable novel that is as moving as it is engaging.
Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin This is the ideal heartwarming, romantic, and charming story to immerse yourself in for a fun read. If you’re in the mood for a sweet, happily-ever-after-type romance, then you’re in for a treat!