Where will you be reading this summer? Whether it be in the yard, on a beach, or in an armchair in a nice air-conditioned room, we've got the book for you! We love paperbacks for summer, because they're light to pack and hold, so here is our roundup of this summer's best new reading--all in paperback!
Described as "...'Friends' meets 'Almost Famous' meets the beach read you'll be recommending all summer," by TheSkimm--we can't describe it much better than that! An absorbing read about a group of college friends and how their friendship copes with adulthood and the fame of one of their group.
Lily and the Octopus
Can there be any greater love than the Love of Dog? Lonely Ted adores Lily, his aging dachshund. And when Lily's health is threatened, he will do anything to save her. Heartbreaking. But wonderful.
Behold the Dreamers
A heartfelt story about a young couple from Cameroon seeking a better life in New York. In 2007, Jende, Neni and their young son seem to be achieving their dreams, but then the recession threatens to destroy everything. Oprah's most recent book pick!
Humor and heartbreak abound in this family saga about the dissolving of two families and the creation of a new one, and the consequences for both the adults and the children. Ann is a fellow bookshop owner and we are in awe of writers like her who combine writing with running an indie bookstore!
A mysterious painting lies at the heart of this new book by the author of
. The stories of its rediscovery under mysterious circumstances, and its creation, thirty years earlier, are interwoven in this wide-ranging story.
Cool down with a novel set in winter! Love, secrets and feuds pepper this adventure story about a man who disappears into the cold Minnesota winter in an episode that reflects his earlier disappearance thirty years earlier.
The After Party
Lush historical novel set in the mid-20th century, centering on a complicated friendship. A glamorous Texas socialite starts to take dangerous risks and her quieter friend vows to curb her behavior and ensure she fulfills her allotted role in life.
Before the Fall
Thrilling adventure about one of the only two survivors of a small plane crash and his fight to find out the truth, while his relationship with the only other survivor, a young boy, grows stronger.
Hero of the Empire
Maybe not everybody's idea of a beach read, but perfect for fans of biographies and military history, and an exciting story as well! Well before he became prime minister, the young Winston Churchill was captured during the Boer War and this book relates his daring escape.
News of the World
A multi-layered historical novel about a young girl, captured and brought up by the Kiowa, and the elderly man entrusted with returning her to the family she no longer knows.
Intriguing story about freedom and its risks in the late 1960s. A young girl is caught up with a cult and its charismatic leaders, unaware of the violence gathering around her.
Friendship and truth revolve in the center of this fascinating coming-of-age novel that shows the excitement, and the dark side, of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. From the author of Newbery honor book,
Brown Girl Dreaming
The Twentieth Day of January
A reprint of this classic thriller with clear parallels to modern events. A wealthy businessman seems on track to claim the US presidency. But a British intelligence agent discovers evidence that the Soviet Union may be meddling in the election.
And don't forget these favorites that we've featured many times, which are also out in paperback!