The Summer Reading program is fun for many reasons, but I really enjoy chatting with folks as they sign in–it’s a great way to get the scoop on titles worth checking out! Here are some of the books (in no particular order) that your fellow patrons are talking about:
Red Jacket by Joseph Heywood is a highly enjoyable historical mystery set in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan during the early 1900s.
If you’re looking for an enjoyable, “light” mystery with nice people, you can’t go wrong with the Savannah Reid series by G. A. McKevett. Starts with Just Desserts.
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling is a suspenseful mix of present day mystery, supernatural elements and interesting history.
Unsaid by Neil Abramson. This touching and
dramatic story raises a lot of interesting issues about people, animals, animal rights, communication and more. “It made for a great discussion at my book club.”
Hunter’s Run. If you enjoy George R. R. Martin’s writing then give this gritty science fiction adventure a try. It’s co-written with another great author to try, Daniel Abraham.
“I’m always happy when a new Dismas Hardy book is out!” This legal/mystery/suspense series starts with Dead Irish.
In the Woods by Tana French. This has become a popular book for people who are looking for books similar to Gone Girl. When a patron highly recommended it to me in audio, I confessed that it might take a while to get to it as I don’t usually enjoy psychological suspense. He looked me straight in the eye and said sternly: “DO IT.”
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is a historical novel set on a southern plantation. The characters–an indentured servant and an illegitimate half-white slave–make this a very interesting and different story.
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. An engrossing literary thriller in which the main character (a widowed surgeon who is battling dementia) AND the reader are both unsure if in fact she is guilty of the murder of her best friend.