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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Top Picks, What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, May 22nd Edition

Happy New Release Tuesday! Are you lost in a sea of great summer books? Before you pack your beach bag this Memorial Day weekend, let us be your guide to this week’s best new books.


The Outsider, by Stephen King

Master of horror Stephen King is back with an unputdownable supernatural thriller that’s not for the faint of heart. After an unspeakable crime leaves an eleven-year-old boy dead, all evidence points to little league coach, English teacher, and upstanding town citizen Terry Maitland. Maitland has an alibi, but fingerprints, DNA, and eyewitness accounts point straight to him. Is it possible that he could have been two places at once?

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The Restless Wave, by John McCain and Mark Salter

Written while facing mortal illness, John McCain’s memoir reflects on his life and career, and on what matters most. Senator McCain recalls his historic bid for the White House in 2008, his disagreements with presidents past and present, and his long history of public service. During this time of political polarization, he makes a strong case for bipartisanship, and ultimately finds a positive outlook for the future of America. This is John McCain at his best.

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The High Season, by Judy Blundell

Judy Blundell’s The High Season might just be the perfect summer book. It’s a novel about class warfare, money, and family, and what happens when nothing goes right. Every Memorial Day weekend, Ruthie and her daughter Jem pack up their picturesque home in their small seaside town on Long Island to make way for renters. The only way they can afford the house is to rent it out for the best part of the year. With the town taken over by socialite tourists this one tumultuous summer, drama and comedy ensue. This book is not to be missed.

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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, by David Arnold

From the bestselling author of Mosquitoland comes a mind-bending coming of age book with a little bit of surrealism, hypnotism, friendship, and David Bowie. This teen novel is the perfect way to round out your summer reading.

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