Whether swinging on a hammock in your backyard or lounging under an umbrella on the beach, nothing passes a lazy summer day more enjoyably than a book that you just can’t put down. Here are ten popular reads that will keep you engrossed while you work on your tan.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
An audacious and compelling narrative about a young girl, her love of books and a turning point in world history. A beloved New York Times best-seller.
The Racketeer by John Grisham
A federal judge in found murdered in a remote country cabin, his impenetrable safe emptied.
Nothing is as it seems as one man struggles to solve the twists and turns of the crime in this clever and spellbinding legal thriller.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
An epic love story spanning both World Wars, following the travails of a star-crossed couple and their efforts to reconnect against all odds. Endlessly romantic, this is an adventure for admirers of larger-than-life romance.
The Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil
A mysterious college town populated by paranormal creatures and teenagers with supernatural powers is the setting for this intriguing tale of fantasy and suspense.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Long-buried family secrets and unnerving discoveries are revealed as the mystery of how a young mother drowned in a back country lake is unraveled. A gripping thriller.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Focusing on the lonely granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and the mysterious older gentleman who befriends her, this is a harrowing story of forgiveness, retribution and redemption.
Runaway Bestseller by Lee Silber
A woman escapes her abusive husband to begin a new life in the tropics – but that turns out to be significantly more difficult than expected when she learns that he’s being prosecuted for her murder at the very time she unexpectedly becomes a best-selling author.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A moving novel about life, death – and most of all, love. A young girl diagnosed with terminal cancer meets a boy at her support group. The two fall in love – even as they face their diseases and their uncertain futures.
Defending Jacob by William Landay
A thought-provoking legal drama about a district attorney’s son accused of killing a school classmate. As his father attempts to prove his son’s innocence, lies are revealed, disturbing truths are confronted and a family begins to buckle under the weight of the accusation. A real page-turner from start to finish.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A boy survives a horrific accident that kills his mother and is taken to live with a friend’s family. As an adult, he becomes obsessed with a mysterious painting that belonged to his mother, drawing him into a mysterious global art underworld. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.