Grab your towel, your beach chair, and these five July titles! Click through to request eGalleys, and if you love the read, please consider nominating one (or more) for LibraryReads! Remember voting for the July 2015 List ends on 5/20.
VANISHING GAMES by Roger Hobbs
After her heist goes sideways, Angela calls in a favor from her onetime protégé: a man sometimes known as Jack, but better known as Ghostman. For six years, he’s wondered if Angela was still alive, but now they’re back in the neon slums of Macau and up to their necks in a conspiracy bigger than they’ve ever encountered and more dangerous than they’ve ever imagined.
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel. Transporting readers to Kenya in the 1920s, Circling the Sun breathes life into a fearless and captivating young woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator whose passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, awakens Beryl to her truest self and her fate: to fly.
A fantastic nerd wish-fulfillment tale from the author of Ready Player One. But this time, the space-opera battles are real, not virtual—and the stakes are even higher, with our hero using his gaming skills to defend Earth from an alien invasion.
THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE by Jennifer Steil
From a real-life ambassador’s wife comes a harrowing novel about the kidnapping of an American woman in the Middle East and the heartbreaking choices she and her husband each must make in the hope of being reunited.
LITTLE PRETTY THINGS by Lori Rader-Day
Back in high school, Juliet Townsend lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. Then one night, Maddy checks in, well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, Maddy still has it all. But, by the next morning, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy—she’s the chief suspect in her murder.