Sizzling Summer Reads

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The Mermaid of Black Conch: A novel By Monique Roffey Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593534205
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Published: Knopf - July 12th, 2022

The Costa Book of the Year Award winner, this magical realism historical novel is based on Taino indigenous people's legend about a mermaid cursed to eternal sea exile, silence, and loneliness by jealous wives and ancient goddesses. Despite the mythical background of the fictional Caribbean island of Black Conch, the book is set in the 1970s Trinidadian reality. A mermaid, spellbound by a local fisherman strumming on his guitar and singing to himself, gets caught by American tourists from Florida. The fisherman frees her and hides her in his house, but can their love break an ancient curse? The fabulist tale masterfully shapeshifts into a story about colonialism, violence, womanhood, and what it means to be the OTHER whose home and language are taken away. I became lost in the beauty of this marvelous novel and its multi-layered depths. ~Aggie


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Mary Jane: A Novel By Jessica Anya Blau Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063052307
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Published: Mariner Books - April 5th, 2022

This was an absolute delight in every way-- the characters, the snappy dialogue, the splashy 1970's nostalgia, the beautiful beating heart that pulses through each sentence. Anyone who ever felt like an outsider as a kid will find much catharsis in the 14-year-old title character's coming-of-age over the course of a life-changing summer. I had so much fun reading this. ~Todd


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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A curmudgeonly social worker visits an island to report on the magical children and the caretaker that lives there. What ensues is a truly joyous story of love, anti-prejudice, and hope. This is sunshine in a book! ~Ashley


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The Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501128035
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Published: Gallery Books - May 14th, 2019

Super cute romance perfect for the beach. It has all the typical rom-com tropes you could hope for. I read this in one sitting! ~Ashley


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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow By Laura Taylor Namey Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534471252
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

I'm head over heels for this cozy novel! A perfect vacation read. After her beloved grandmother dies, baking prodigy Lila finds herself on mandatory vacation and discovers new friends, new love, and new cultural traditions while proudly honoring her own identity. Representation, delicious food descriptions, copious cups of tea...what's not to love? ~Kristin


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One True Loves By Elise Bryant Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982865
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

This book by new romance queen provides 1) a chance to take a European cruise by proxy; 2) enemies-to-lovers done perfectly; 3) subtle critique of the racism inherent in the genre as well as insights about fighting society’s expectations and, you know, trying to figure out who you want to be. I love Elise Bryant! ~ Kristin


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The Plot: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250790750
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Published: Celadon Books - May 3rd, 2022

Oh, wow wow wow-- this was quite a hoot. A writer whose creative gas tank has run empty suddenly gains access to an unbeatable, sure-to-be-a-hit storyline and passes it off as his own...with, let's just say, "mixed results." It's a gripping, sometimes quite hilarious literary thriller which held me hostage (in the best possible way) for a few sittings; I had to use a ton of restraint not to read it all in one go. ~Todd


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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel By André Aciman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

What If It's Us By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795236
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Published: HarperTeen - May 5th, 2020

Hook, Line, and Sinker: A Novel By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063045699
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Published: Avon - March 1st, 2022

Once Upon a K-Prom By Kat Cho Cover Image
By Kat Cho
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368064644
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 17th, 2022

Island Time: A Novel By Georgia Clark Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781668001240
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 14th, 2022

Blackout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063088108
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 31st, 2022

Love & Other Great Expectations By Becky Dean Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593429426
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 14th, 2022

The Setup By Lizzy Dent Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593422069
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 7th, 2022

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel (The Rajes Series #1) By Sonali Dev Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062839053
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 7th, 2019

Lost and Found in Paris: A Novel By Lian Dolan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062909022
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Published: William Morrow - April 5th, 2022

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People We Meet on Vacation By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

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Beach Read By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Summer of '69 By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316420006
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 11th, 2020

The Hotel Nantucket By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316258678
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 14th, 2022

Golden Girl By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316420075
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 8th, 2022

The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel By Linda Holmes Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593496664
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 29th, 2022

Flying Solo: A Novel By Linda Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525619277
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 14th, 2022

Kisses and Croissants By Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593173602
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Published: Ember - April 5th, 2022

Jay's Gay Agenda By Jason June Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780063015166
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Published: HarperTeen - May 10th, 2022

Prodigal Summer: Deluxe Modern Classic (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$20.89
ISBN: 9780062274045
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - April 23rd, 2013

Something Wilder By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982173401
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Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

I’ll Be the One By Lyla Lee Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062936912
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 4th, 2022

We Were Liars By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385741279
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Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018

So This Is Ever After By F.T. Lukens Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496866
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 29th, 2022

In Deeper Waters By F.T. Lukens Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534480513
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 29th, 2022

Instant Karma By Marissa Meyer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250802743
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Published: Square Fish - January 11th, 2022

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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow By Laura Taylor Namey Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534471252
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

Breathless By Jennifer Niven Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524701994
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Published: Ember - May 3rd, 2022

One Italian Summer: A Novel By Rebecca Serle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982166793
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Published: Atria Books - March 1st, 2022

Love & Other Natural Disasters By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062991249
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Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2022

The Days of Bluegrass Love By Edward van de Vendel, Emma Rault (Translated by) Cover Image
By Edward van de Vendel, Emma Rault (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140466
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Published: Levine Querido - May 17th, 2022

The Layover By Lacie Waldon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593328255
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 15th, 2021

That Summer: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501133558
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2022

The Summer Place: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781501133572
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Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2022

Big Summer: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133527
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 6th, 2021

Loveboat, Taipei By Abigail Hing Wen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062957283
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Published: HarperTeen - August 24th, 2021

Instructions for Dancing By Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524718992
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Published: Ember - May 3rd, 2022