JULY Titles for Adults

Summer Reads


Courtney's Pick

The Boardwalk Bookshop
by Susan Mallery
Three friends create a found family when they start a beachside business, which is part bookstore, gift shop, and bakery.

Kortney's Pick

The Complete Summer Cookbook: Beat the Heat with 500 Recipes that Make the Most of Summer's Bounty
America's Test Kitchen
Learn how to prepare no-bake deserts and frosty drinks for patio dinners, the best picnic staples, grilling recipes for casual dining, make ahead meals that taste great cold, and more. Plus, find new ways to enjoy summer fruits as part of icebox treats. Explore the bounty and discover a new summer favorite!

Laura's Pick

Home Skills: Master Your Domain with Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges
I enjoy flipping through home and garden books and magazines to pick up some quick home care and design tips. This book is a great go-to resource for home organization with illustrated instructions, tips, and tricks.

Nancy's Pick

The Guide
by Peter Heller
Whether you are lounging in the sand at your destination, or still delayed at Gate 8, this page turner is a great vacation read. Part C.J Box, part Ruth Ware, with a pinch of Michael Crichton, this celebrity fly-fishing thriller will give you chills, and not just from the fast-running mountain stream.

Randall's Pick

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou
Impossible to put down, Carreyrou's coverage of the rise and fall of Theranos reads like a thriller. Also available as a downloadable eBook and an eAudiobook on Libby.

Sandy's Pick

The Swimming Holes Of Texas
by Julie Wernersbach
I think we can all agree that summer in Texas is too hot and there is no better way to beat the heat than a day spent at a good swimming hole.  No matter where you are in the state this travel guide provides information on local water attractions from man-made pools to natural springs and hidden waterfalls to river rafting.

Vanessa's Pick

By the Shore
by Nancy Blakey
Explore and celebrate the Pacific Northwest coast like a local with this visual treat of an adventure guide that includes activities, crafts, and recipes. Learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes that can be prepared over a driftwood fire, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn the basics of water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure opportunities and travel itineraries from paddle camping to beach hikes to road trips.

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