Need a good book to read this summer? These Summer Reads selections will challenge you to read a variety of genres to expand your reading repertoire.
All titles are available as either eBooks and/or eAudiobooks through our Overdrive and Hoopla Services.
Each week, we will publish a book talk about one of our Adult Summer Reads titles on our Facebook Page.
Adult Summer Reads
Love suspense? Fan of Gone Girl or Girl on the Train? Click here to watch our Book Club Coordinator, Anne, talk about The Woman in the Window, a suspenseful psychological thriller!
Neil Gaiman fan? Love libraries? Click here to watch Lesley from Wenatchee Public Library offer a fun book recommendation of this fantasy thriller!
Royals, political intrigue, romance, oh my! Need a fast paced romance? Click here to watchTommie from our Moses Lake Library share about Red White and Royal Blue by Case McQuiston.
Are you a fan of the royals? Do you love historical fiction? Our Book Clubs Coordinator, Anne, has the book for you! Click here to watch our Book Clubs Coordinator, Anne, talk about The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robison.
Extraordinary women and adventures in the American Southwest? What more could a reader want? Click here to watch our Waterville Librarian, Amy, talk about Ladies of the Canyon by Lesley Poling-Kempes. Intrigued!?
Love a good memoir? Click here to watch our Book Club Coordinator, Anne, talk about Maid by Stephanie Land.
Young Adult Summer Reads
A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. Bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in this imaginative collection of short stories.
What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? In this stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his childhood in American internment camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Learn more about this amazing book from Wenatchee Public Library’s Jessica.
Meet Jane, a badass young lady fighting zombies and racial oppression in an alternate Civil War-era America. Intrigued? Click here to watch Marlene from NCRL STEM Outreach talk about Dread Nation.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with this helpful guide, a book for all girls who have something to say and are ready to use their voice! Click here to watch Jessica, Branch Supervisor at Wenatchee Public Library, talk about Girls Resist!
Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution by KaeLyn Richis available as an eBook and eAudiobook through our Overdrive service and as an eAudiobook through our Hoopla service.
Moving to a new city isn’t quite what Juliet expected. Will she find a place that feels like home, a community where she feels like she belongs, and find herself along the way? Click here to watch Daniel’s book talk to find out more about Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera, a hilarious and heartfelt summer read.
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera is available as an eBook through our Overdrive service.
Rebellion, fighting against an unjust system, and secret love. Click here to watch Daniel, Area Manager in Okanogan county, talk about your next dystopian fantasy read. Are you a fan of The Giver, The Hunger Games, or the Divergent series? Then We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia may be the book for you.
Middle Grade Summer Reads
This tale of struggle, hope, and the search for tomorrow is both timely and timeless. Middle Grade readers will enjoy this fantasy packed with resonant truths. Watch the video to learn more from Moses Lake Librarian, Carriann.
Your Middle Grade reader won’t be able to put down this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, quest adventure inspired by Navajo legends. Learn more about this novel from Republic Librarian, Gailene!
What would you do if you could conjure up anything? Would you put a raw chicken in a bully’s locker? Watch this video and learn more about this hilarious Middle Grade novel from Cashmere Librarian, Lisa!
Mallory, a Children’s Librarian at the Wenatchee Public Library, talks about a clever puzzle mystery for Middle Grade readers. Watch the video hereand learn more!
Lisa, Librarian at the Cashmere Public Library, shares about a fictional immigration story based on true events. Can a 12 year old survive the trek through Mexico to the US border?
Watch the video here and learn more!
Mallory, a Children’s Librarian at the Wenatchee Public Library, talks about a book full of creepy thrills and chills for Middle Grade readers. Intrigued!? Watch the video here and learn more!