August Recommendations

All the books listed here are available at the library. Stop in, give us a call, or use the online catalog to place a hold and check one out. 

It may be hot out, but we’re going to turn up the heat even more with these spicy romance books!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Neon Gods by Katee Robert
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: Stell Lane is all about numbers. With her high paying job, she has more money than she knows what to do with, but not much experience in the dating field. She decides to hire an escort, Michael, to help her practice. Their partnership might start making more sense than the numbers Stella is used to.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy: New York Times bestseller and TikTok sensation, Elle Kennedy starts off her Off-Campus Series with The Deal. Following straight-A-student Hannah and hockey player Garrett as they navigate a tutoring deal that just might turn into more.

Neon Gods by Katee Robert: A retelling of the story of Persephone and Hades that is set in the modern city of Olympus. This dark romance novel is the first book in the Dark Olympus series retelling Greek mythology with a modern twist.

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score: Naomi is down on her luck with no car, no job, no home, and no plan. Grumpy Knox Morgan happened to be there when everything started imploding, so the least he can do is help her. This contemporary, small-town, romance covers a multitude of emotions and storylines.

Going back to school or not, we can all learn something new! Check out these nonfiction titles.

All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley
Allergic by Theresa MacPhail
Under Alien Skies by Philip Plait
The West by Naoise Mac Sweeney

All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley: Looking for a change of pace, Patrick Bringley decides to take a job as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and ends up staying on for a decade. Follow him as he recounts the hidden gems and the people who make the museum tick.

Allergic by Theresa MacPhail: An eye-opening exploration of allergies, from their first medical description in 1819 to the changes in our environment and lifestyles that are making so many of us sick. The story of what allergies are, why we have them, and what they mean for humanity.

Under Alien Skies by Philip Plait, PHD: Get up close and person with the universe! Learn about what it’s like to fall into a black hole, what Saturn’s rings look from a spaceship, and much more on an immersive tour of the cosmos.

The West by Naoise Mac Sweeney: A bold account of Western history told through fourteen figures who each played a role in the creation of the Western idea. Each figure tells us something unexpected about the time they lived and offers information about the idea of the West that we know today.

Looking for something that will last longer than one book? Here are some series starters to fill your time.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day
Set on You by Amy Lea
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Red Rising by Pierce Brown: This dystopian science fiction novel is set on mars and follows lowborn miner Darrow as he begins to infiltrate the ranks of the elite. He’ll have to become one of his enemies in order to bring them down. First book in the Red Rising Saga, the 7th (and final) book in the series is expected in 2024.

Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day: Robbie Jordan is leaving her life on the West Coast for a small town in rural Indiana. There she decides to buy a rundown country store and fix it up! When the mayor’s assistant is found dead, she needs to clear her name and figure out the mystery. Flipped for Murder is the first book in the Country Store Mystery series which currently has 12 books.

Set on You by Amy Lea: When fitness influencer Crystal meets firefighter Scott at the gym, the competition between them heats up. She starts to realize that he might not be as smug as she thinks and there might be a soft heart under it all. First book in The Influencer series, expected to be finished in 2024.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: In this bestselling Epic Fantasy novel, the world of Roshar is stormy and rocky to the point of changing the civilization there. As war rages in the Shattered Plains, we follow those who are looking for information about the illusive Knights Radiant. The result of ten years of planning, The Way of Kings is the first book in the Stormlight Archive, which is planned to be 10 main books and currently has four.