We’re reaching the heart of summer, and these titles are the ones that have been climbing bestseller lists and that have critics and readers talking this year. Click on any of these hot titles to find a copy in our lending system, while the summer is still long and lazy!
Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
Realistic fiction. Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O’Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend’s cousin–a holy star in the Muslim community–attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Historical fantasy. The daughter of a prominent samurai in feudal Japan is targeted by a dangerous gang of bandits who want to prevent her political marriage, a situation that compels her to disguise herself as a boy and infiltrate the gang’s ranks in order to stop the individual behind the plot.
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
Romance. Cynical about happy endings, Louna, the daughter of a wedding planner, initally holds Ambrose at arm’s length, but Ambrose has finally found someone to save him from his serial dating ways, and he’s not about be discouraged.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Historical fantasy.Two friends on a Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe stumble across a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt shaped by pirates, highwaymen and their growing attraction to one another.
A Court of Wings and Ruin (#3 in Court of Thorns and Roses series) by Sarah Maas
Fantasy.Hoping to gather information on Tamlin and the invading king threatening Prythian, Feyre plays a deadly game of deceit while trying to find allies.
The Battlemage (#3 in The Summoner series) by Taran Matharu
High fantasy. Pursued by Wyvern Riders and the albino orc Khan through the ether, Fletcher and his Vocans Academy classmates uncover clues about traitors in their midst and Fletcher’s demon, Ignatius, in a race against time to survive the region’s poisonous environment.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Mystery. When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Romantic comedy. When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents’ obsession with “marriage prospects” but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.
Crazy House by James Patterson
Dystopian science fiction. In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister from Death Row.
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
High fantasy. Tilla, the illegitimate daughter of Lord Kent, bands together with other outcasts in an attempt to prevent civil war and protect Lyriana, a sheltered, visiting princess whose life is in danger.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Realistic fiction. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.