Grab one of these new releases and soak up some sunshine outdoors. Whether it’s at the beach, cottage, boat or fun road trip – all these books are a guaranteed good time.
A staff-created list with even more of our recent recommendations can be found on our online catalogue.
General Fiction – Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale
This Resse Witherspoon Book Club pick is a moving family drama featuring an unforgettable autistic heroine who can time travel. A great read-alike for fans of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore, and The Boys by Katie Hafner.
General Fiction – The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley
A heartfelt summer road trip adventure featuring a not-to-be-underestimated elderly woman and an aimless young woman who—if they can outrun the mistakes of their past—might just have the greatest adventure of their lives.
Historical Fiction – California Golden by Melanie Benjamin
Two sisters navigate the turbulent, euphoric early days of California surf culture in this dazzling saga of ambition, sacrifice, and longing for a family they never had, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife.
Romance – The Seven-Year Slip written by Ashley Poston
An overworked book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate…only to discover he lives seven years in the past, in this witty and wise new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics.
Cozy Mystery – Smile Beach Murder by Alicia Bessette
The first book in an all-new cozy mystery series featuring Callie Padget, a former reporter turned bookshop clerk in the Outer Banks who is pulled into a deadly web of secrets when a mysterious fall at a lighthouse echoes a tragedy from her past. Don’t miss the sequel: Murder on Mustang Beach.
Young Adult Fiction – The Melancholy of Summer by Kalila Fuller
After her parents go on the run, a teenage girl placed in the care of a cousin she barely knows learns to trust and open up in The Melancholy of Summer, a lyrical YA contemporary coming-of-age story by Nigerian Canadian author Louisa Onomé.
Picture Book – Sari-Sari Summers written and illustrated by Lynn Bontigao
In this love letter to the Philippines (and to grandmothers), a young girl comes up with a brilliantly delicious way to attract customers after a heat wave leaves her Lola’s store empty.