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Summer Books – Sandy’s Picks

Treat yourself to some engaging summer books. Double the reading relaxation effects by heading outdoors and read on a lounge chair by the pool or under an umbrella on the beach.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert | Historical Fiction | NYT Best Seller

elizabeth gilbert city of girls

Looking back on her life at age 89, fictional Vivian tells the tales of her youth, her failures and how she overcame them all. Through glamour, sex and adventure in New York City, 1948, Vivian discovers you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person.

Readers Recommend:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson | Mystery

Big Sky Kate Atkinson

Big Sky, the fifth in the Jackson Brodie, Private Investigator Series, is filled with old secrets and new lies that intersect in this brilliant new novel. Murder, sex trafficking, adultery, families, relationships – this book has it all! Watch the “Case Studies” BBC series by author Kate Atkinson

Readers Recommend:

Case Studies by Kate Atkinson

Witch Elm by Tana French

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Unbreakables by Lisa Barr | Historical Fiction

Unbreakables by Lisa Barr

The perfect husband of 27 years is listed in Ashley Madison’s Secret On-Line Dating Site for Married Couples as the top cheater in their town with 43 dates. Unbreakables is a tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak, adversity and rebuilding her life.

Readers Recommend:

The Naked Truth by Leslie Morgan

Fugitive Colors by Lisa Barr

Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gayor and Heather Webb

Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys | Historical Fiction/Mystery

Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys

Get swept away to the South of France 1948, where family secrets lurk under the glitz and glamour of French Cote d’Azur wealth. A twist of fate brings a mysterious inheritance of a Mediterranean Sea villa from a wealthy stranger to a naïve young girl from England.

Readers Recommend:

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo | Family Saga

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had is a rich and rewarding domestic dramedy of a big Chicago family. The family has ups and downs, lives through parenthood and resentment, sisterhood and deception, revealing the grace and hard work that goes into making a happy family.

Readers Recommend:

Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

The Corrections by Jonathan Frazen

Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada | Suspense/Thriller

soji Shimada Murder in the Crooked House

Murder in the Crooked House is a Japanese locked-door murder mystery with a familiar storyline from Agatha Christie’s The Crooked House. A guest is murdered in impossible circumstances followed by another murder. The police are unable to solve this puzzle.

Readers Recommend:

The Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

The Lady Killer by Masako Togawa

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel by Julie Satow | Non-Fiction

The Plaza Julie Satow

A fascinating history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour from the Gilded Age to today’s Billionaire Row. Well researched with interesting stories from behind the scenes as well as ownership issues. This book captures it all!

Readers Recommend;

At the Plaza by Curtis Gathje

Inside the Plaza by Ward Morehouse

Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson



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