Summer Reads (in the Fall)
Published in the Spokesman: August, 2014
Jenny Pedersen, Redmond Community Librarian
The skies are blue, the clouds are light and the days are long. It’s time to get out your lawn chair and settle down in your back yard or next to a lake or river with some good books. I’ve put together a list of new, summery reads to get you started:
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
A year after her husband's death, Kate emerges from the fog of grief just in time to make one seemingly simple choice that changes everything: She takes her daughter to her aunt’s resort on Lost Lake, and oh the adventures they have!
A Dark and Twisted Tide by S. J. Bolton
At dawn one hot summer morning, former detective Lacey Flint finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the River Thames near her houseboat. What at first seems to be a chance discovery may not be so in this fast-paced thriller.
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman
An ambitious and lavish immigrant rags-to-riches-to-rags story details the life of Lillian Dunkle, self-made ice-cream queen whose personal life is far from her public persona.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
A hilariously mismatched group – a single mom, her bullied stepson, mathlete daughter and an obnoxious tech millionaire – embark on a road trip from the English shore to Aberdeen, Scotland.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This young adult mystery revolves around the wealthy and privileged Cadence as she struggles to
remember just what happened during her fifteenth summer on her family’s private island.
Margarita Wednesdays by Deborah Rodriguez
Rodriguez captures her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals of a seaside town in Mexico where she finds new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
Daniel’s parents have retired and moved to the bucolic Swedish countryside. All seems well until his
father has his mother committed. But she claims his father is lying and is part of a criminal conspiracy.
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
During a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This gorgeous graphic novel details Rose's latest summer at a lake house: her parents' constant
arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
This sweeping debut novel traces the history of the U.S. Virgin Islands through the fate of a family
marked by lust, magic and social change.
The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner
Steeped in the lore of the sea with a nod to King Lear, this family saga explores the Kings family's
mythical past while a turf war erupts amongst Maine lobstermen.