MILLBURY, Mass. – Going on vacation and looking for the perfect beach reading material? Millbury Public Library Director Elizabeth Valero has some suggestions. Here are her recommendations for books that will keep you on the edge of your beach chair.
“Summerland” by Elin Hilderbrand: Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family and honesty, and proves that, even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight.
“The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner: Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love and lose in the land where dreams come true.
“I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson: A homicidal Robin Hood has makes it his mission to kill arrogant, rich Manhattanites who misuse their wealth and power. In the midst of this furor, NYPD detective Mike Bennett has begun to detect a pattern in The Teacher's homicidal lessons, a plan for mass carnage that would put any mere serial killer to shame. A pulse-quickening thriller by the king of the page-turners
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn: Marriage can be a real killer. Acclaimed suspense writer Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this novel about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.
“Defending Jacob” by William Landay: Landay has written a superb novel of an embattled family in crisis — a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
“Hunger Games Trilogy” by Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in an unidentified future time period, after the destruction of the current nations of North America, in a Stalinist nation known as Panem. Every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the Hunger Games. The games are a televised event in which the participants, called "tributes," must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains.
“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini: One boy ... One dragon ... A world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Stop by the Millbury Public Library and check out these or other books.