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7 Books You Should Read This Summer or Fall

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Summary: Add one or more of these books to your reading list and get lost in a book this summer.

Summer is the time of year when many of us make big plans for how we want to spend our time. We want to travel more, spend more time outside, hang out with family and friends, accomplish a few goals and, of course, read more. While you might have the dream of spending summer days reading on the beach, it’s hard to actually do if you don’t know where to begin or you’re not excited about the selection you already have at home.


 
If you’re looking for a book that will keep you reading well past your bedtime, try one of these gripping new novels and make your summer that much more exciting:
 
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
 
For anyone who ever went to high school, this book is for you. The book takes you behind the lives of the stereotypical high school students in an affluent neighborhood and an idealistic teacher from a poorer part of San Francisco, revealing how the sorrow, passion and humanity of teenagers is easily relatable to adult lives.
 
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
 
Written by the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Girl on the Train, this psychological suspense will leave you satisfied. After her mother is found dead at the bottom of a river, a 15 year-old girl is left with her mother’s sister who has been forced back to a place she vowed never to return to again. Into the Water captures the devastating effect the past can have on the present and the human instincts we all try to hide.
 
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
 
Sophie Kinsella has always had the ability to make you smile and grow to love her characters and My Not So Perfect Life is no different. Demonstrating the quick and often false judgments we make of each other in our society, Sophie writes of a woman who doesn’t get the life that she yearns for by admiring others, but may be getting the life she truly needs.
 
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
 
Soon to be a major motion picture, Jodi Picoult has captured her readers once again with this New York Times #1 Bestseller. The story follows an African American nurse who is charged with a crime by white supremacists after trying to save their baby in the hospital. The rich characters will leave you with a thought-provoking examination of racism, power and privilege in America today.
 
First Comes Love by Emily Griffin
 
Another New York Times #1 Bestseller, Emily Griffin brings you a novel about having the courage to follow your heart no matter what. Following two sisters who have chosen very different paths in life, the anniversary of a painful past event brings secrets from their past to the surface and causes them to discover just how much they need one another.
 
The Dry by Jane Harper
 
Small towns tend to hold big secrets and this one is no different. Returning for the funeral of a friend, Federal Agent Aaron Falk enters his hometown for the first time in decades, a place that he abandoned after he was accused and acquitted of murder. Now Falk reluctantly investigates his friend’s death and finds his long-buried secrets coming to the surface.
 
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
 
This novel follows three very different, yet identical triplets through the tumultuous navigation of their early thirties. They may bring attention wherever they go, but their lives are not as pretty as they look on the outside. Known for her wit and humor in writing, Liane Moriarty brings us a heartwarming and charming novel about life, love and sisterhood.

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