Top Summer Reads
Looking for a fabulous summer read? Our friends over at Random House gave us the inside scoop on some sizzling page turners that are perfect for lounging on the beach, killing time on a plane or curling up with in your own backyard. So fire up your e-reader, hop online or head to your favorite bookstore to grab one of these hot summer books:
MIDWIFE OF VENICE by Roberta Rich
An instant bestseller, this gripping page-turner is a fast-pasted historical novel set against the richness and squalor of sixteenth-century Venice and Malta.
ONE DAY by David Nicholls
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess - It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day-July 15th-of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, turned to hell. All that remains is the long fight ahead for the stunned survivors faced with a future ruled by fear--of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.
ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson
Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us...and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.
SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN by Janet Evanovitch
Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie's life looks like it's about to go up in smoke.
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