Summer Reading List 2021

There's nothing like reading in a hammock or taking a book camping with you. Let us help you find your next relaxation read!

Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking: Best Hikes plus Beer, Bites, and Campgrounds Nearby (Moon Outdoors) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640490741
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Published: Moon Travel - July 14th, 2020

Towering peaks, sparkling coastline, and vast old-growth forests: wherever you turn in the Pacific Northwest, adventure awaits. Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and hit the trails with Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking.

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ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020


“Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling.”—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game

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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”

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ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...

Commonwealth: A Novel (Harper Perennial Olive Editions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063037625
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 6th, 2020

“Exquisite... Commonwealth is impossible to put down.”
   — New York Times

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ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021




The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

In Kristin Hannahs The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)
A People Book of the Week

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683692515
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Published: Quirk Books - May 25th, 2021

The New York Times Best Seller
A Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Book of 2020
A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021


From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.

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ISBN: 9781542016469
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - June 8th, 2021

Glamorous messiah or charlatan? A mask of beauty hides deadly secrets in #1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Gregg Olsen's mesmerizing novel of suspense.

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ISBN: 9780764217821
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Published: Bethany House Publishers - March 5th, 2019

In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead.

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The Rose Code: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062943477
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” --  Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue  

In this “deeply personal and lyrical book” (Publishers Weekly) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives.

“[A] glorious and exuberant cel

Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419735165
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 17th, 2019

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Winner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2020 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography

"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times

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ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?

Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' with Mother Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062981417
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Published: Amistad - June 8th, 2021

First published in 1974 and even more relevant today, a natural and whole foods guide the voice of black consciousness, cultural icon Dick Gregory, the incomparable satirist, human rights and environmental activist, health advocate, social justice champion, and author of the NAACP Image Award–winning Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies and the clas

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ISBN: 9781595346698
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Published: Trinity University Press - October 6th, 2015

Dogs, like humans, have memories, instincts, fears, and loyalties. But, as far as we know, dogs do not get swept up in nostalgia, speculation, or self-analysis. Although they have hopes, they are not driven by regrets.

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ISBN: 9780316592789
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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021


The first daughter is for the Throne.

The second daughter is for the Wolf.

For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark, sweeping debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom.

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ISBN: 9781335209979
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 4th, 2021

"A witty, romantic, deeply insightful debut." --Emma Lord, author of Tweet Cute

In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school's resident bad boy.

How do you make one month last a lifetime?

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ISBN: 9780358547686
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Published: Clarion Books - December 7th, 2021

From New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals.

At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu—the Ravens—seem like typical sorority girls.

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ISBN: 9780316538855
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Fans of Real Friends and Be Prepared will love this energetic, affecting graphic memoir, in which a young girl uses her active imagination to navigate middle school as well as the fallout from her parents' divorce. 

Tori has never lived in just one world.

Since her parents' divorce, she's lived in both her mom's house and her dad'

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ISBN: 9781338561593
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 4th, 2020

The magical story of a hex that goes haywire, and the power of friendship to set things right!

In the town of Howler's Hollow, conjuring magic is strictly off-limits. Only nothing makes Delpha McGill's skin crawl more than rules. So when she finds her family's secret book of hexes, she's itching to use it to banish her mama's money troubles.

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ISBN: 9780316456401
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years.

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ISBN: 9781368014748
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits.
But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.

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ISBN: 9781984850102
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

The Newbery Award-winning author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice tells a heartfelt and humorous story of WWII on the homefront.

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ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the

Strange Planet: The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature Cover Image
By Nathan W. Pyle, Nathan W. Pyle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063049741
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

Nathan W. Pyle’s first picture book in his Strange Planet series, a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Based on his popular Instagram comics, Nathan W. Pyle presents a delightful, heartfelt, and clever picture book that young and old beings alike will enjoy reading together.