BY MOLLY BAYME                                                                                                            

Screen shot 2013-06-18 at 9.52.42 AMSummer is time to escape with a great, memorable read. A book is always enjoyable company, whether you are vacationing at the beach or sitting by the pool. Need some help finding your perfect summer read? We have a few suggestions. Search no more because presents its “Best Summer Books of 2013” and will assist you in selecting page turners you can’t put down. is a leading independent website that sells books in addition to providing book reviews, discussions, suggestions to its viewers. This website works to assure that “readers can discover new authors and hidden gems, in much the way traditional bookstore windows and counter displays worked in the past.” We love that. So, take a look at the “Best Summer Books of 2013” provided by and make your reading selections. The “Best Summer Books of 2013” include:

1. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – An novel that examines the question: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?


2. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud – This story of betrayal reads like a psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages.

3.The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls byAnton Disclafani – An evocative debut novel of secrets and girls-school rituals.

4. The Curiosity by Stephen P Kiernan – A mystery story that’s generating a lot of buzz, including kudos from Justin Cronin, author of The Passage.

5. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – A sprawling, complex and futuristic young adult novel, the first in a series of seven.

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – The much-loved author returns with a magical new novel that crosses genres and will appeal to all ages of readers.

7.Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach will send shivers down your spine, not only because it is so well written, but also because the story is so incredibly plausible.

8. Debut novel The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell is for those who enjoyed classics like The Talented Mr Ripley or who are in The Great Gatsby mood. It will entertain you with its story set in the Prohibition era.

9. Curtis Sittenfeld is a rare combination of great storyteller and a fantastic writer, so we can’t wait to get our hands on her brand new novel,Sisterland. This is a story of identical twins, family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.

10. For fans of historical fiction, try My Notorious Life by Kate Manning. Based on a true story, this fascinating novel is set in gritty New York City in the last half of the nineteenth century. Readers will see New York like never before, but mostly will be swept away by Axie Muldoon, and her rags-to-riches story of an orphan who becomes one of the most successful—and controversial—midwives of her time.

11. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marrais a highly readable story of unspeakable horrors that will keep you spellbound. It takes place in Chechnya, moving back and forth in time over recent history. If you were taken with The Tiger’s Wife, you will appreciate it even more.

12. It looks like it will be a summer of feisty young heroines, as The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey has one too. Yancey is multi-award winning author of such bestsellers as Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. If you love adventure stories, you will enjoy this book.  It has already been described as an alien apocalypse with a human heart.


Screen shot 2013-06-18 at 9.53.52 AMNext time you pack a bag for the pool or the beach, be sure to include one of the “Best Summer Books of 2013” along with your beach towel and sunglasses for mre fun in the sun!


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