Summer reading: the novels to be included in the list of books to read

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book after a long day at the beach or out in the sun during the warmer months, but often choosing the next novel to dive into can be overwhelming at best.

Whether you love a classic romance, suspenseful thriller, sci-fi novel, or inspiring true story, this list of book recommendations will make choosing your next read a little easier.

The girl who fell from the sky, Of Emma Carey

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“An extraordinary true story of resilience, courage, hope and finding lightness after the heaviest of landings”.

This memoir shares the inspiring true story of Emma Carey, a young Australian who fell from 14,000 feet in a skydiving accident in Switzerland and survived. From waking up in the hospital as a paraplegic to learning to use her legs again, through the six-year court case and now finally free to make the most of her life, Emma’s words teach us the importance of courage and resilience and to live each day as if it were your last.

More than you will ever know, by Katie Gutiérrez

A debut thriller centered on aspiring true crime reporter Cassie Bowman who in 2017 stumbles upon the tragic story of Lore Rivera, a woman leading a secret double life in the 80s married to two men until one of them discover and shoot the other . Carrying the same family tragedy as hers, Cassie wants to know more about the mysterious woman at the center of it all. To her surprise at her, Cassie learns that Lore is willing to share her story about her, but as the two women grow closer, Cassie realizes there may have been more to the night of the murder than anyone realizes.

The candy house, by Jennifer Egan

This hilarious sci-fi tale is the long-awaited sibling novel to Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel”A Visit from the Goon’ Squad and set in the same universe. It’s 2010 and successful engineer Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea when he stumbles upon a conversation with a Columbia professor who is experimenting with downloading or “outsourcing” memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, Own Your Unconscious – which allows you to access all the memories you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for accessing each other’s memories – has seduced multitudes. But not all. With a focus on social media, games and alternate worlds, The candy house reveals the human race’s ongoing quest for authenticity and genuine connection.

book lovers, by Emily Henry

An entertaining story of enemies for lovers revolving around ruthless literary agent Nora Stephens and book publisher Charlie. Nora’s sister has convinced her to trade her desk in the city for a month’s vacation in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town that looks like something out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or friendly bartenders, Nora keeps running into… Charlie. She is not a hero. He’s not a hero. So can they take a page from a completely different book?

the city of Babylon, by Alessandro Varela

This contemporary debut novel follows gay Latinx professor Andres as he returns to his suburban hometown in the wake of her husband’s infidelity. There he finds himself with no excuse not to attend his 20-year high school reunion, where he begins to reconnect with old friends and becomes entangled with her first love. The city of Babylon it is a multi-layered tale that paints an intimate portrait of queer, racial and class identity while calling for questioning of the bonds of social ties and the systems in which they are forged.

personal librarian, by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

This piece of historical fiction tells the story of Belle da Costa Greene, who is hired by JP Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for its newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiation of critical works as she helps build a world-class collection world. But she Belle has a secret, which she must keep at all costs. The personal librarian she shares the lengths she must go to protect her family and her legacy — to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world she lives in.

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