summer reading

4th of july reads

School is over and vacation season is in full swing. Interested in a few books for your down time? These seven books are what I’ve liked lately.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.  What do you do when your 5 year old boy wants to be a girl? This insightful, beautifully written novel explores the topic without sensationalism.

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. Twelve years after his wife has disappeared, Gil spots her outside a book store. What unfolds next is a tale of a family torn apart by her disappearance and what really happened.

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansk.  A lost painting brings together two women who form an unlikely friendship.

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi. When your seemingly well adjusted mother commits suicide, some unsettling truths emerge.

The Girl Before by JP Delany. A psychological thriller with an unexpected ending. I also read The Couple Next Door and Behind Closed Doors. The Girl Before is the best out of the three.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. A mindbending sci-fi thriller.  You know I love sci-fi and this is the best one I’ve read this year.

The Futures by Anna Pitoniak. A book about love and betrayal in your early 20’s. It perfectly captures that time of indecision immediately after college when you’re trying to adult.

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