This is my favorite time of year to catch up on all the book recommendations I receive from friends, family, co-workers, library patrons and fellow bloggers. The list is quite mind boggling sometimes, but in a good way. I thought I would share some of the titles that have made it to the top of my summer reads list and would love to add yours. If you have read a good book lately please share and I will add it to our list!
As always, hope to see you in our library someday soon,
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
Recommended by Valerie Osborne, Northeastern Maine Library Consultant. Valerie assures me I'm going to love this book.
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling
Recommended by a book group member, Sue of Coffee, Cookies and Chili Peppers book review blog.
read Sue's review of The Wood Wife
This is a woman's fiction novel based on a mother of a child with Asperger's. It's co-written by sisters, one of whom is a local author. Wicked Good received an amazing review from Kirkus.
Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
This is one of my all time favorite romance authors! This book was first published in the 80's, I believe, but I simply must give it a reread since all her books have been recently released as eBooks. I donated this title to the Red Nook Team. Warning, this book comes with a Chili Pepper On Fire rating, dancing toward Roasted.
A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth
Recommended by Maggie, one of our reference librarians. She has been trying to get me to read it since last fall. Her contemporary fiction book group will be reading it this year. She's wearing me down. I may just give it a try.
read Maggie's review of A Kind of Intimacy
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
This is the only SAA book our group hasn't read. If it's as good as the others it will be a lovely summer read!
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
Recommended by a co-worker who is my go-to person for good mystery/suspense reads. This received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly.