By Ashley

Summer is finally here, and while many of us will be taking vacations and heading to the beach, it is the perfect time to sit back, relax and open a good book. 


There are just as many great books hitting the shelves this summer, as there are blockbuster’s hitting the theaters. Here are 5 of the most highly anticipated reads for this summer.

End of Watch by Stephen King : The suspenseful conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy, promises to give readers the thrill that only a Stephen King classic can bring.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: This inspirational novel is Gyasi’s first and tells the parallel history of two half-sisters and their descendants who never meet. Their unique story spans over seven generations and two countries, America and Ghana.

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins: New York Times #1 Bestseller and USA Today Book of the Year is soon to become a motion picture. It is a physiological thriller that is fast-paced and very reminiscent of Gone Girl, although it packs it’s own punch.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: Due to hit shelves in August, this is Woodson’s first adult novel in 20 years. The story is a collection of vignettes that explore the complexities of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, dealing with issues such as, friendship, race, and loss.

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende: Best known for her first novel, House of Spirits, Allende creates another beautiful and magical timeless love story, that spans through many generations and continents. It is a story of two unlikely lovers who are separated and reunited several times over the years but are forced to hide their relationship.

Many people don’t think of summer as a time to catch up on reading, but there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach, listening to the waves crash on the shore as you are taken away into another world created by words on the page. 

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