What we’re reading this summer

Six books we’re making our way through this summer.

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These are the six books we’re making our way through this summer.

Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami

In another tome of short stories, this one written with wit and humor, Murakami tells the tales of men who find themselves alone in life.

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Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

This fantasy novel brings readers into the world of dreams and an entire community that was cut off from the rest of the world.

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What It Means When a Man Falls From The Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

A compilation of short stories that focus on the relationships that set the tone in one’s life, Arimah’s debut book is written beautifully and keeps readers entranced in the characters.

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Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

Small-town stories seem to grab readers in a way that makes anyone relate. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Strout delves into the stories of characters who are trying to find and understand themselves.

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Into the Water, Paula Hawkins

The psychological suspense continues with The Girl on the Train author Hawkins’ newest release, Into the Water, where women’s bodies are being found at the bottom of a river, something the area’s history has a way of repeating.

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The Gypsy Moth Summer, Julia Fierro

As gypsy moths blanket the island town of Avalon, residents discuss not only the overabundance of the insect but also the new mixed-race family that has moved into the neighborhood. The topic brings about the true feelings and opinions people have and the way forward in a community.

(July 2017 Summer Guide)