Six summer reading books
Looking for something good to read this summer? How about these suggestions from the librarians at Westport Library! Whether you want to relax on the beach or have a few minutes to spare on the train ride to work, these books are great for anyone. This list of novels includes thrillers, love stories and murder mysteries. So, whatever you like to read, head on down to the Westport Library and grab one of these new and exciting summer reads.
Tempting Fate by Jane Green – In best-selling local author Jane Green’s latest novel, Gabby and Elliot have been happily married for almost twenty years when an act of betrayal threatens the life they have made together. Fans of Green will not be disappointed as her characters and situations are realistic and relatable.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Levin – A.J. Fikry is the owner of Island Books, set on an island off the coast of New England. Funny, moving and filled with interesting characters, this is a story about how books can affect people’s lives, but it’s also a love story. Book lovers will enjoy this one.
The Accident by Chris Pavone – A fast paced page-turner about a New York literary agent and an anonymous manuscript that contains shocking revelations about several powerful public figures. Filled with lots of action and plot twists, this is an engaging thriller.
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz – A literary mystery by the author of Admission, set in contemporary Manhattan and Connecticut. Therapist and author Grace Reinhart Sachs must deal with a murder, a missing husband and her own rapidly deteriorating emotional state. Grace is forced to grapple with the fact that sometimes the people in your life are not who you think they are.
Anna Quindlen's book, Still Life With Breadcrumbs, centers around a renowned woman photographer, coming to terms with her advancing age and receding finances. When Rebecca Winter retreats to a small cabin in the middle of nowhere, the last thing she expects is to find is love and a new outlook on life.
Due out this summer in paperback is Julia Keller's Bitter River. Mystery fans will be drawn into this small West Virginia town, where Bell Elkins is prosecutor. The sequel to Killing in the Hills, Keller's latest picks up the story of Bell, who has beaten the odds of growing up poor in the West Virginia hills. Bell has left her high-paying job in D.C., along with her ambitious husband, to return to the mountain town that she grew up in. Now she is trying to solve the murder of a promising high school student.