Hot Summer Reads


By Gigi Hayes of The Yummy Librarian

It’s the middle of summer now and the majority of my favorite shows are in reruns, and frankly I only have a loyalty to a few summer series thus I have just the excuse I need to put down the remote and pick up a book.

Here a just a few of the titles on my list:

Platinum by Aliya S. King.  King, an award winning hip-hop journalist, gives readers a sexy and steamy inside peek at the some times turbulent lives of hip-hop wives.  If you secretly loved VH1’s Basketball Wives, then you’re not going to want to miss this.

32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter.  The story of a real-life, self-proclaimed ugly duckling/nerd girl who, if she doesn’t get in her own way, just might get the happily ever after she’s dreamed of since watching the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles.

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok.  She’s an excellent student by day and in the factory by night . This is the moving tale of an immigrant girl carrying the weight of living in two worlds, written with such realism that its more of a memoir than a novel.

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama.  A cute and funny look at matchmaking in modern day India.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I’ve renamed my copy “Pleasure Devotion Balance”. The movie staring Julia Roberts come out August 13, but before you go check out this true story of a woman in truly in search of balance.

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. Where tragedy confronts eternity. If you’re looking for a summer read to divinely change your life, then look no further. The New York Times Bestseller is flying off the shelf. Local book stores are running out of copies so try ordering online.

Have you read any of these books? Or do you have a book recommendation? Tell us about it!

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