Recommended Reading for Summer 2016
June 29, 2016
It’s that time of year again! It’s time to kick back on the beach, your porch, your couch or even sneak a few minutes on your lunch break to enjoy some great summer reading! Books are great year round but there’s just something about creating a summer reading list that feels so good.
While you may already have some great titles in mind, here are a few suggestions to consider!
Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda
As the reigning winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it’s no surprise that this has become a groundbreaking musical on Broadway. The plot reveals a side of Alexander Hamilton that we never learned from textbooks. The story follows Hamilton, a poverty-stricken kid from the Caribbean who ended up fighting the British, defending the Constitution and helping found the United States of America.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling
Yes, friends, there is more to learn about the Harry Potter Universe. Rowling is back with a new tale which will become an original West End Production. The play chronicles the adult life of Harry who is now employed by the Ministry of Magic and is raising his three school-age children with his wife, Ginny. As he tries to help his youngest son, Albus, cope with the weight of having such a noteworthy family legacy, they both learn that darkness can come from unexpected places…
The Last Mile (Amos Decker Series #2) – David Baldacci
Best-selling author, David Baldacci, is back again with a new high-stakes adventure. His last novel, Memory Man, introduced detective, Amos Decker, a man whose memory is so impeccable that he, literally, cannot forget anything. In this second installment in the series, Decker works the case of Melvin Mars, a man who is granted an unexpected reprieve just hours before his planned execution. The authorities have, somehow, accepted the confession from another man twenty years after the case was closed. It’s up to Decker to uncover the truth before the wrong man is put to death.
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Series #1) – Rick Riordan
This inventive series asks an important question: how do you punish an immortal? The answer is quite simple – make them a human. The plot follows Apollo who, after angering his father, Zeus, is cast down from Olympus. Life in New York City is a huge adjustment for the teenager who, without his godly powers, is weak and disoriented. When his many enemies discover his vulnerability, he teams up with the modern demigods of Camp Half-Blood in an effort to regain his father’s favor and return to his rightful home.
There’s a huge selection available this summer with many exciting titles. These, of course, are just a few. What’s on your summer reading list?