We hope you are enjoying this glorious summer, and thankfully there is still plenty of it left to enjoy! July and August are prime beach reading months in Maine, and there are still many great books to throw in the ol’ boat-and-tote and enjoy al fresco. It’s just….what do you feel like reading?

The good people over at Kirkus shared what looked to us like a pretty nice list, several of which have been getting quite a bit of buzz in the reading world. So when you next find yourself staring blankly at the shelves at the library or favorite local bookseller, check out one of these titles and see if you agree that you could “recommmend them to anyone”.

Happy Reading!


Pair reading on the beach, 1884. Courtesy Life Magazine.

About Renee

Reference + Archives Librarian at McArthur Library in Biddeford, Maine. She has served on the MRCA Committee since it was founded.