Six Noteworthy Reads to Spur Your Summer Sendoff

Now that summer is nearly over, it’s time to face facts: Your TBR pile didn’t decrease as much as you thought it would, and you’re no longer in the mood for all those beach reads. No worries! We’ve compiled six brilliant books that will ease you from the joys of summer into the comforts of fall.

Speed of Life

By Carol Weston
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (April 2017), 329 pgs, $16.99, hrd

Following the sudden death of her mother, 14-year-old Sofia must cope with moving from the hectic streets of Manhattan to the quiet suburb of Armonk. Perfect for tweens ages 11–14, this coming-of-age novel cleverly tackles the ups and downs of life, love, family, and grief.

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By Adam Abramowitz
Thomas Dunne Books (August 2017), 352 pgs, $25.99, hrd

Irvington resident Adam Abramowitz has penned a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Follow the twists and turns of bike messenger Zesty Meyers as he hurtles through the streets of Boston on a desperate mission to outrun his family’s criminal past.

The Whole Thing Together

By Ann Brashares
Delacorte Press (April 2017) 304 pgs, $18.99, hrd

Delve into the complexities of a family ravaged by a bitter divorce as their lives intersect over the course of one unforgettable summer. Ann Brashares, beloved author of the bestselling The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, returns with a beautifully written young-adult contemporary novel that will tug at your heartstrings.

Club Deception

By Sarah Skilton

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Grand Central Publishing (July 2017), 368 pgs, $14.99, pbk

Welcome to Club Deception, LA’s most exclusive magician’s society. Experience the fame, glamor, rivalry, and murder that accompany Claire, Jessica, and Kaimi as they do their best to make things right in this sexy, compelling novel that is chock-full of illusions.

Class Mom

By Laurie Gelman
Henry Holt and Co. (August 2017), 304 pgs, $26.00, hrd

When her son’s kindergarten class needs a class mom, Jen Dixon reluctantly takes the position, unleashing a series of hilarious emails to her fellow class parents. This lighthearted and relatable debut novel will be sure to keep you smiling as you prepare for back-to-school night.

Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out

By Kate Schelter
Grand Central Life & Style (May 2017), 256 pgs, $25.00, hrd

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Develop your own timeless personal style with Kate Schelter’s brilliant guide to the essential clothes, accessories, beauty products, and everyday objects that define who you are. Combining personal anecdotes with insight from creative experts, not to mention stunning watercolor illustrations, this visually captivating book will inspire you for years to come.

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