Looking for something to take on vacation? I've gleaned some titles for some sources as far away as Los Angeles as well as some of my own personal favorites. Some need no description but some do. See if any of these sound interesting to you.
The After Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer. The main character in this book, Hannah, experiences grief beyond compare. However, in the time that follows, she gets on with life with the help of her wacky, unique, loveable group of friends.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. Really good historical novel that makes you take a second look at these 2 major characters. If you have read this one, try Bring Up the Bodies, the second in this series.
Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series will be a good summer read for mystery and thriller lovers - #1 is In the Woods; #2 is The Likeness; #3 is Faithful Place; and #4 coming out in July is Broken Harbor.
Capital by John Lanchester is a novel about London life. This is this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension
A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith is the 3rd in the Corduroy Mansions series. Smith is most known for his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and this series is the same kind of gentle character study. The first two are Corduroy Mansions; and The Dog Who Came in From the Cold.
Cop to Corpse by Peter Lovesey. This is the 12th in the Peter Diamond series so if you like British police procedurals and you haven't read him before, you will have alot to read this summer.
The Family Corelone by Ed Falco. Falco was chosen to do a prequel of Mario Puzo's Godfather series. The critics say his efforts hit the mark. If you liked the series, see how Vito Corelone became the Godfather.
Little Night by Luanne Rice would be a good book to take to the beach. I blogged about this one before, it is about family and redemption.
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler comes out in July. I actually met 'Lars Kepler' at a conference. It is actually written by a Swedish husband and wife team. They were delightfully funny at the conference but their books are highly suspenseful and extremely popular in Europe. this is the second in the series, following The Hypnotist, with the detective Joona Linna.
The Passage by Justin Cronin was very popular when it came out in June of 2010. If you haven't read it, you might want to get to it this summer before the 2nd in the series, The Twelve arrives in October. It is an account of a post-apocalyptic America when a secret project backfires and a virus leads to vampires.
These should give you some options to pick up some good books this summer. Enjoy!