Greetings, librarians. By now, you've not only been reading into the summer, but actually LIVING in it. The best way to celebrate all this glorious warm weather? A new Karin Slaughter! A new Susan Wiggs! Or perhaps one of the powerful debuts on our list, such as the critically acclaimed The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker or Rebellion by Molly Patterson. Keep reading below for the rest of our tantalizing suggestions!
Don't forget: the deadline to vote for the August LibraryReads list is June 20th. Happy reading!
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
For fans of: Find Her by Lisa Gardner and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Decades after a horrific confrontation that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, a New York-based lawyer returns to her hometown of Atlanta to assist her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting.
"Simply the best book you'll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping—yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart." —Kathryn Stockett,
New York Times bestselling author of The Help
Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
For fans of: First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber
Susan Wiggs—an author "who paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master" (Jodi Picoult)—returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story of love and family, war and secrets, that moves back and forth across time, from the present day to World War II France.
"From World War II to present-day America; from the Nazi resistance to the 21st century; from the deepest corners of the heart to the furthest limits of love—Map of the Heart is a moving, sophisticated story of fathers and daughters, love and loss, secrets and lies, rebellion and redemption."
—Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Falling
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
For fans of: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell and Desert God by Wilbur Smith
An exhilarating saga of the Vikings that conjures a brutal, superstitious, and thrilling ninth-century world and the birth of a kingdom—the debut installment in a historical literary trilogy that combines the bold imagination and narrative power of A Game of Thrones, Vikings, and Outlander.
"A terrific historical epic.... Posing thoughtful questions about the nature of honor and heroism, and devoting significant attention to women’s lives, the novel takes a fresh approach to the Viking adventure genre.... The action scenes will have the blood humming in your veins."