There is no better time than summer to soak in a good read. Whether you're sitting in the sun at the beach or wanting to relax after a long day of work, our picks for this summer's reading will be your go-to's for a literary escape.
1) Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Tyson breaks down astrophysics in an approachable and enjoyable manner. Topics include the cosmos, quantum mechanics, and black holes.
Release Date: 5/2/2017
2) The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge
Edge chronicles the importance of Southern culture and food from the 1950's to 2015. Politics, Southern cuisine, the civil rights movement, and gentrification are discussed.
Release Date: 5/16/2017
3) Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out Of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
Of Mess and Moxie details the struggles that all women face. It is filled with hilarious life tales such as driving to the wrong town for a school field trip, along with the tragedies, missteps, and mishaps we all will endure in life providing comedic relief all the way.
Release Date: 8/8/2017
4) Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard
Sunshine State is a collection of essays from Gerard that cover her time in Florida. They examine everything from friendships to her parents to a bird sanctuary and has received rave reviews.
Release Date: 4/11/2017
5) Camino Island by John Grisham
This mystery novel features a gang of thieves and their mission to steal literary treasures from Princeton University. Camino Island will be Grisham's 30th book.
Release Date: 6/6/2017
6) Secrets In Summer by Nancy Thayer
Thayer's novel has been called "The Queen of beach books" by The Star-Ledger. It is about Darcy Cotterill's experiences on the Nantucket shore one summer featuring scandal, family, and romance.
Release Date: 5/16/2017
7) Beartown by Fredrick Backman
Beartown is set in a small forest town which is failing. Hopes that the towns junior ice hockey team will win a national semi-final is all that keeps Beartown going. However, a violent crime is witnessed by a young female and the accusations that ensue afterward create intense drama for the team players and the town's residents.
Release Date: 4/25/2017
8)Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
Meloy's tale is about a perfect family vacation gone wrong. It all starts out well with a picture perfect cruise but after the children go missing while on land, it evolves into a story of guilt, placing blame, and intense fear while attempting to find their lost loved ones. This nightmare of a trip will have you on the edge of your seat!
Release Date: 6/6/2017
9) Al Franken, Giant Of The Senate by Al Franken
Franken's personal memoir covers his experience evolving from a satirist to a senator. He details his campaign, new career, and more and with a comedic standpoint on it all. Although just released, the book has already sold one million copies.
Release Date: 5/30/2017
10) Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
Priestdaddy: A Memoir features Lockwood's Catholic upbringing with her untraditional priest Father and her return to living in her parent's rectory with her husband after a crisis. It ranges from silly to deeply serious recanting her old memories at the rectory and details the collision of their different ways of life.
Release Date: 5/2/2017
1) Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
Chin's children's book geared towards ages 7 to 12, gives the reader the geological history of one of the world's greatest natural wonders through the hike of a father and daughter. The amazing illustrations along with the accessibility for children to understand the science and history behind the Grand Canyon make this a wonderful fun learning tool.
Release Date: 2/21/2017
2) We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
We Found A Hat is the third in Klassen's hat series. It aims to teach the importance of justice, hilarity, and sympathy. This picture book is great for children ages 4 to 8.
Release Date: 10/11/2016
3) Out of Wonder, Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth
The poetry and mixed media illustrations in Out of Wonder provide inspiration for young writers. The three authors pay homage to 20 different famous poets by writing poems that emulate their styles. These greats include Pablo Neruda, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, e.e. Cummings, and Emily Dickenson to name a few. This is an excellent read for the family, independently, or in a classroom setting.
Release Date: 3/14/2017
The Ellen Clark Team hopes this reading list will keep you busy all summer. If you are looking for the new home of your dreams or looking to list your home while the market is still scorching hot, call Patricia Clark at 804-387-2976 or email at email@example.com TODAY!
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