5 Books to Read This Summer

In Do, June 2016 by Alexandra Drosu

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Quail Ridge Books, So & So Books and the Wake County Public Library recommend the best new summer reads, and we’ve found something for everyone. If you need more than one recommendation, fill out the Custom Book List form on the Wake County Library website, and a librarian will personally prepare a list based on your interests.

Back in Time

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

This black comedy set during WWII pairs a con artist widow with a 10-year-old orphan as they grift their way across London.

Classics Redefined

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

The New York Times Best Selling author re-imagines Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” in modern-day Manhattan.

Page Turner

Redemption Road by John Hart

In this dark thriller, the author weaves the stories of several characters as they grapple with their past secrets and betrayal in the same small town.

True Story

The Mathews Men by William Geroux

This heroic story is told through the experiences of one family whose seven sons landed in the crosshairs of the U-boats bearing down on the U.S. in 1942.

Literary Ode

Zero K  by Don DeLillo

The author meditates on the darkness of the world and the beauty of life in a story about surrendering the body in hopes of escaping death.

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