July 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. 

Going to the beach or want to feel like you’re there? Check out one of these books perfect to read on the beach!

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews: After losing her husband, Hattie decides to continue running the business of their dreams. After a money-losing house-flipping disaster, she somehow gets a life-changing opportunity to join a beach house renovation reality show. Will she rise to the challenge and maybe even find her happily ever after?

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college, taking vacations together each summer. Two years ago, everything changed. This contemporary romance follows their last effort to make things right.

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand: The Hotel Nantucket has been repurchased and made-over in the hopes of being awarded the coveted 5 Keys luxury hotels dream of. With multiple points of view, a touch of history, and romance, there’s something for everyone in this book.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever. This historical fiction novel is from the author of Daisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle: After her mother dies, Katy is lost. She decides to go on their planned trip to the Amalfi Coast and once there, begins to feel her mother’s spirit. The descriptive writing will make you feel like you are traveling (and eating) through Italy.

Celebrate Independence Day with one of these nonfiction titles exploring the topic of the American Revolution.

Founding Brothers by Joseph J Ellis
1776 by David McCullough
Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
The Summer of 1787 by David Stewart

Founding Brothers by Joseph J Ellis: Ellis provides us with a study of the intertwined lives of America’s founding fathers, focusing on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.

1776 by David McCullough: Based on research fromAmerican and British archives, 1776 follows the lives of those who marched with George Washington in the year the Declaration of Independence was written. 

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick: This nonfiction book explores  the middle years of the American Revolution and the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Read about how the country began to figure out how to lead in the midst of petty politics and war.

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts: While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, their wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters haven’t been noticed as frequently. This book focuses on the women who often fought for the Revolution as valiantly as the men, drawing from personal correspondence, private journals, and even recipes.

The Summer of 1787 by David Stewart: The Summer of 1787 traces the struggles within the Philadelphia Convention as the delegates hammered out the charter for the world’s first constitutional democracy.

World UFO Day is July 2. Read a novel that features some out of this world characters–aliens!

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Contact by Carl Sagan
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman: Set in the year 2380, Tyler Jones, star student at Aurora Academy is stuck with a team of rejects for his first mission. Science fiction combines with adventure for this first book in a series.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer: Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts, but Melanie isn’t ready to give up her body yet. Melanie begins filling the mind of her invading “soul” with memories in order to find her loved ones.

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor: A marine biologist, a soldier, and a rapper find themselves racing against time to save Nigeria from a massive object that crashes into the beach they all happened to be walking on. Combining superheroes with Nigerian mythology and tied together with multiple points of view and narratives.

Contact by Carl Sagan: When a radio signal reaches Earth from far beyond the nearest stars, the translated message contains information to build a Machine that can travel to the transmission site. What will happen if humans meet those that have been watching for such a long time.

The War of the Worlds by HG Wells: Read the alien story that influenced radio, TV, movies, and more. An army of Martians invades Earth and terror ensues. Read along as the inhabitants of Earth learn to come to terms with their new way of life.