7 Books you’ll want to read this month

Kick off your summer reading with the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s lineup is not to be missed. (The challenge is kicking off with Paula Hawkins’ new novel, Into the Water!) All summer long, I’ll be featuring awesome new books from fantastic authors as part of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer reading list, and BookSparks has some great suggestions for June.

7 Books you’ll want to read this month

Looking for a summer reading escape? The BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge has seven books you'll want to read this month!

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

From the Amazon: Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

The Leavers by Lisa Ko 

From the Amazon: One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind.

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

From the Amazon: One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her.

The Rules of Half by Jenna Patrick

From the Amazon: If Will Fletcher’s severe bipolar disorder isn’t proof he shouldn’t be a parent, his infant daughter’s grave is. Once a happily married, successful veterinarian, he now lives with his sister and thrives as the small-town crazy of Half Moon Hollow. But when a fifteen-year-old orphan claims she’s his daughter, Will is forced back into the role he fears most: fatherhood.
Her biological dad isn’t the hero Regan Whitmer hoped for, but he’s better than her abusive stepfather back in Chicago. Still haunted by her mother’s suicide and the rebellious past she fears led to it, Regan is desperate for a stable home and a normal family―things Will can’t offer. Can she ride the highs and lows of his illness to find a new definition of family?

American Family by Catherine Marshall-Smith

From the Amazon: Richard and Michael, both three years sober, have just decided to celebrate their love by moving in together when Richard―driven by the desire to do the right thing for his ten-year-old-daughter, Brady, whom he has never met―impulsively calls his former father-in-law to connect with her. With that phone call, he jeopardizes the one good thing he has―his relationship with Michael―and also threatens the world of the fundamentalist Christian grandparents who love Brady and see her as payback from God for the alcohol-related death of her mother. Unable to reach an agreement, the two parties hire lawyers who have agendas far beyond the interests of the families―and Brady is initially trusted into Richard and Michael’s care. But when the judge learns that the young girl was present when a questionable act took place while in their custody, she returns Brady to her grandparents. Ultimately, it’s not until further tragedy strikes that both families are finally motivated to actually act in the “best interests of the child.”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From the Amazon: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Proof by C. E. Tobisman

From the Amazon: Still haunted by the betrayal that forced her to leave a prestigious law firm, Caroline Auden struggles to keep her fledgling practice afloat—and her paranoia in check. When her grandmother dies, she mourns losing the only constant in her life. But grief soon turns to suspicion when she discovers her grandmother left her entire estate—including a valuable antique watch, the family’s sole heirloom—to a charity called Oasis Care. On the surface, Oasis helps society’s outcasts, like Caroline’s alcoholic, homeless uncle. But as she digs deeper, Caroline uncovers a sinister plot that sends her running for her life on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles.

Throughout the summer, I’ll be reviewing certain books from the reading challenge as well as posting tons of book pics on Instagram. I can’t wait to dive into the June reading selection. Stay tuned!

This year, BookSparks has partnered with Apple iBooks as the official books sponsor for SRC. You can shop for all of the summer reading selections in the custom SRC store and read the books on your favorite device. Click HERE to visit the #SRC2017 iBooks store.

What’s on your summer reading list?

P.S. Don’t miss the book selections from May!

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  1. I recently read a Mary Kubica book and thought it was pretty good, so I might consider this one. I just finished The Couple Next Door and I’m thinking about Into the Water or It’s Always the Husband. Tomorrow I start on When She Was Bad.
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  2. Thanks so much for the recommendations! Always looking to add new books to my ever-growing to-read list 🙂

  3. All of the books you listed sound very intriguing! I just went to the library and picked out 5 books to read. My not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Trophy Child by Paula Daly, 2nd Chance by James Patterson, The Apartment by Danielle Steel, and Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb. I am excited to read them all!
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  4. I have so many books on my list – but now I have more to add! Looking forward to getting in lots of reading time this summer.