We have done our research, and though it was a challenge, we have narrowed our list of recommended reading for this challenge down to 30 books (well, 31 books if you count the tie because of Emily Henry, but we like the sound of 30 better...sooooo, thanks for just letting us have this one).
Below, you will find the list divided by genre for easy browsing. Under each book title, you will find links to book reviews, synopses, and other information to help you choose your next favorite read! We hope you'll join us this summer in your hammock or cozy corner with your favorite beverage and have adventures through the written word!
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
The Echo of Old Books by Barbara Davis
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
The People We Keep by Allison Larkin
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Lucky Girl by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu
Emily Henry's Happy Place OR Book Lovers
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman