2023 Summer Reading Guide: Page-Turning Novels

These are the titles that are so compulsively readable, you’ll stay up way too late reading (good thing there is no school tomorrow!) or maybe even hope your roadtrip lasts just a bit longer. 


i'll be you bookI’ll Be You by Janelle Brown

Elli and Sam are identical twins and were child stars in their past. As life went on Elli becomes a homemaker with the perfect little life, and Sam struggles with addiction after a failed Hollywood career. Sam’s destructive behaviors have split up their close relationship and they haven’t spoken in years. But when their father calls Sam and shares that Elli has gone missing and that her life wasn’t as perfect as she thought, will she be able to uncover what is really going on with her sister’s disappearance?



the soulmate bookThe Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

This one will keep you guessing all the way till the end. It’s told by two narrators- Pippa Gerard, whose husband has a talent for talking people down off a cliff- literally. He has stopped multiple people from jumping to their deaths at a sea cliff near their home. And the other narrator is Amanda, the one person that Pippa’s husband couldn’t talk down off the cliff. All the pieces start coming together until the real cause of her death is revealed.



vera wong's unsolicited advice for murderers bookVera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera owns a tea shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown. There is nothing she loves more than tea…but after she finds a dead body in her tea shop and steals a piece of evidence, she thinks she can use her detective skills to solve the murder. After buttering up suspects with tea and home-cooked meals, will Vera find out what secrets they are hiding and pin the murderer once and for all?


a good girl's guide to murder bookA Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

High school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself five years ago. It was a huge story, but Pip, now a senior herself, feels like something is wrong about the well-known story. And she’s going to be the one to find out what REALLY happened. This one sucked me right in and the audio version is full cast and excellent!



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love stories

terrific non-fiction

books for the whole family

historical fiction

absorbing audiobooks

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