10 summer reads flying off the shelves at the Bookworm of Edwards
The summer months are nearly over, but fall doesn’t technically start until Sept. 23. That means there’s still about a month’s worth of summer reading left. Here are the Bookworm of Edwards’ 10 top-selling books to help celebrate warm temperatures and long days just a little while longer.
1. “Centennial Celebrations” – Jr. League of Denver
The league’s sixth cookbook, this time featuring Colorado-sytle recipes.
2. “Where The Crawdads Sing” – Delia Owens
A supernatural murder mystery set in 1969 North Carolina, a Number 1 New York Times Bestseller and a pick in Reese Whitherspoon’s book club.
3. “The Only Woman In the Room” – Marie Benedict
A fiction story based on the life of Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born American actress at her peak in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The book touches on Jewish heritage during Nazi occupation and the struggles of being a woman in a male-dominated space.
4. “Dog Man: For Whom The Ball Rolls” – Dav Pilkey
A children’s graphic novel from the creator of the “Captain Underpants” series.
5. “The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared” – Jonas Jonasson
A comedy by the Swedish author, which became a movie starring Robert Gustafsson in 2013.
6. “The Guest Book” – Sarah Blake
A New York Times Bestseller following a New England family and its evolution throughout the 20th century.
7. “Meet Me In Monaco” – Hazel Gaynor
Based on Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
8. “Educated” – Tara Westover
A non-fiction account of the author’s life growing up with survivalist parents in Idaho, and her journey to education.
9. “Summer of ‘69” – Erin Hilderbrand
A family that summers on Nantucket each year struggles when each of the children face struggles typical of 1969: Civil Rights protests, the Vietnam War and Teddy Kennedy’s infamous car crash.
10. “Little Fires Everywhere” – Celeste Ng
An artistic mother-daughter duo moves to a small town outside Cleveland, captivating their landlord’s children and creating a rift between suburban normalcy and a free-thinking spirit.