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10 summer reads flying off the shelves at the Bookworm of Edwards

"Where the Crawdads Sing" is wildlife writer Delia Owens' first foray into fiction.
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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.

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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.

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