Why not start your beach reading early with these great July 2014 titles? And while you’re at it, don't forget to nominate your favorites for the July 2014 LibraryReads List by June 1!
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
From the bestselling author of ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL, comes a moving and hilarious tale of a marriage on the brink, and one woman's chance to either save it or make sure it never happens. “While the topic might have changed, this is still Rowell—reading her work feels like listening to your hilariously insightful best friend tell her best stories.” — Library Journal, starred review
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THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
A beautiful empress, a handsome horseman, and a bluestocking heiress form a passionate love triangle in this historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS. “An enchanting, beautifully written page-turner.” — Publishers Weekly
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
In Castillo’s latest electrifying Kate Burkholder mystery, the Amish town of Painter’s Mill is plagued by a series of murders made to look like suicides. “Castillo effectively combines an airtight plot with a revealingly complex look at what can happen when a fissure develops along the fault line separating an insular community from the secular world. Castillo shows again why the phrase 'gritty Amish mystery' is no oxymoron.” — Booklist
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HOW TO TELL TOLEDO FROM THE NIGHT SKY by Lydia Netzer
A July 2014 Indie Next pick! From award-winner Netzer comes a tale of two astronomers who meet and fall in love only to find out they were raised from birth to be each other's perfect match. “Just the kind of touchingly offbeat stuff you could expect from the author of SHINE SHINE SHINE, a big debut that was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, and more.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison
A poignant and fiercely original debut laced with moments of suspense, Harrison's coming-of-age story of a young man forced to choose between the man he admires more than his own father and the woman he loves is unforgettable. “Harrison's short story collection, WRENCH, was a finalist for the Iowa Book Award, the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, and the Spokane Prize, and his work has been featured in Best American Short Stories 2010 and on NPR's All Things Considered. So I think we can expect a lot from this debut novel.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron
In this riveting new novel from Edgar finalist Paul Doiron, Game Warden Mike Bowditch must help track down an elusive killer who's struck very close to home. “The best yet.” — Booklist, starred review on MASSACRE POND
For more July LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!