We like spending the summer ticking off items on our ‘must read’ list, and this year, we’re blessed with some particularly exciting new releases. Check out the books getting us – and our kids – excited for long days spent turning pages.


Regretting You by Colleen Hoover 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. 


The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters 

A supernatural thriller about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic – and terrifying – consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.


Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, expect a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.


Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts one woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy…


F**k No! by Sarah Knight 

It is something that happens to most of us every day.  You are up to your eyeballs in work/childcare/social commitments and someone asks you to do that little something that promises to be the proverbial last straw that broke the camel’s back. ‘No!’ you think. But what do you hear coming out of your mouth? ‘Yes, that’s great, I’d love to do that.’



Mia Mayhem Vs. the Mighty Robot by Kara West, illustrated by Leeza Hernandez

Mia goes up against a mighty robot in this sixth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series!


The Cool Bean by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald

The “too-cool-for-school” third picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg.


Children Of Virtue And Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

In this highly anticipated sequel to Children of Blood and Bone, magic has come back to Orïsha, thanks to Zélie and Amari. But it’s brought more trouble, too.


Lola Dutch I Love You So Much by Kenneth Wright, illustrated by Sarah Jane Wright 

Lola Dutch is a delightfully creative girl who loves her friends SO much. When they’re having a bad day, Lola knows just what to do to make each of them feel better.


With a Little Help from my Friends by John Lennon, illustrated by Henry Cole

Celebrate friendship with this lyrical picture book that beautifully illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned words from “With a Little Help from My Friends.”



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