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Looking for something fun and light or a twisty thriller to read this summer?

Here are some of the recent books we’ve received at Temiskaming Shores Public Library that you may want to add to your reading list!

 Little Ray of Sunshine

A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins (FIC HIG): It's a huge surprise to his adoptive mother, Monica, who thought she had a close relationship with Matthew, her nearly adult son. Until he secretly arranged a vacation to Cape Cod so he could meet his birth mother... without a word to her.


 Unfortunately Yours by Tessa Bailey

Unfortunately Yours by Tessa Bailey (FIC BAI): After losing her job and her fiancé in one fell swoop, Natalie Vos returned home to lick her wounds. A few months later, she’s sufficiently drowned her sorrows in cabernet and she’s ready to get back on her feet. She just needs her trust fund to finance her new business venture. Unfortunately, the terms require she marry before she can have the money. And well, dumped, remember?

But Natalie is desperate enough to propose to a man who makes her want to kill him—and kiss him, in equal measure. 


 Big Gay Wedding by Byron Lane

Big Gay Wedding by Byron Lane (FIC LAN): Barnett is getting married. At his mother’s farm. In their small Louisiana town. She just doesn’t know it yet.


 Between Two Strangers by Kate White

Between Two Strangers by Kate White (FIC WHI): Struggling artist Skyler Moore receives a life-changing inheritance from someone she's never met.



The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnon

The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnon (FIC MCK): After going to an anger management group to deal with her rage, Frankie Morgan is tasked with making a list of those who wronged her. When the list goes missing and people on it start getting seriously injured, Frankie needs to find out what's going on or risk being next.



 Hotel 21 by Senta Rich

Hotel 21 by Senta Rich (FIC RIC): Noelle is an efficient and friendly hotel cleaner, a model employee. Or so she'd have you think. The trouble is that she can't help taking a little 'souvenir' as she cleans. Her new coworkers at Hotel 21 aren't just hands pushing carts down lonely hotel corridors: they are women with lives full of happiness and worry, pain and joy. The kind of lives Noelle has never known how to live. They make her wonder what it might be like to have real friends, people to stick around for.



 Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore

Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore (FIC MOO): A spirited summer page-turner following a family of actors grappling with fame, scandal, and ambition.




The Chateau by Jaclyn Goldis

The Chateau by Jaclyn Goldis (FIC GOL): A dream girls trip to a luxurious French chateau devolves into a deadly nightmare of secrets and murder in this stylish, twisty thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, and Lisa Jewell.




The Locked Attic by B.P. Walters

The Locked Attic by B.P. Walters (FIC WAL): There’s something in my neighbour’s attic. Something steeped in shadows. A secret to everyone. Seen by no one… He stands sometimes at the window. Hidden in the corner of my eye. I know he’s there. I know he’s watching. Now my son is dead. My neighbour is not. And I’m going to find out why.




The Guest by Emma Cline

The Guest by Emma Cline (FIC CLI): After being dismissed by the older man she's staying with, Alex is determined not to leave Long Island. Propelled by desperation and a mutable sense of morality, she spends the week leading up to Labor Day moving from one place to the next, a cipher leaving destruction in her wake.




The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren (FIC LAU): Sparks fly when a romance novelist and a documentary filmmaker join forces to craft the perfect Hollywood love story and take both of their careers to the next level—but only if they can keep the chemistry between them from taking the whole thing off script.




The Boyfriend Candidate by Ashley Winstead

The Boyfriend Candidate by Ashley Winstead (FIC WIN): Opposites attract in this rom-com. After an almost one night stand between introverted Alexis Stone and brash Logan Arthur, pictures of them surface of them fleeing a hotel fire together. The salacious images are poised to sink his career—and jeopardize Alexis’s job—until a solution is proposed: to squash the scandal, he and Alexis could pretend to be in a relationship until election day…in two months. What could possibly go wrong?




Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune 

A second chance at love story. Fern Brookbanks's life is a disaster. Then Will Baxter shows up after standing her up nine years ago and offering help. Fern is sure he's hiding something. She may end up being the one giving the help.




 Hazel Fine Sings Along

Hazel Fine Sings Along by Katie Wicks (FIC WIC): Hazel Fine gets into a talent competition with 15 other people with the same dream of stardom as her.  Add in an undeniable attraction to the show’s talented yet brooding musical director, Nick, and the lecherous tactics of one of the judges, Hazel soon finds herself in over her head. But with her guitar strapped to her shoulder, she’s going to sing her heart out―and maybe open herself up to love at the same time. Who says you can’t have it all . . .



 All the Days of Summer by Nancy Thayer

All the Days of Summer by Nancy Thayer (FIC THA): Ready to seek out her own happiness and discover herself again, Heather decides to leave her husband and rent a cottage on Nantucket. And her plan is going perfectly--until her son Ross announces he's moving to Nantucket to work at his girlfriend's family's construction business instead of going back home to work with his own father, like he'd promised. Worst of all for Heather, this means having to get along with Ross's girlfriend.


If you picked up any of these and enjoyed them, let us know on our social media pages!

Happy summer reading!