Books for the Pool

Brace yourself, summer is coming (I know, I’m hilarious.) Yesterday was the first hot ass day we’ve had so far, and try as I might I couldn’t write this post. I had no idea of what to write about, it’s like my brain was on a mushy sabbatical. Finally, after a conversation with a friend, I had my idea, use the heat…so that brings us to this post. Hot new releases…we’re pretty clever, aren’t we Tiff? Yeah alright, enough with the terrible jokes, let’s dive right in (oh pools…nice cool pools) to my most anticipated releases for the summer.

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

by Rick Riordan


(Release: May 2, 2017)

Holy crap, if you’ve never read a Riordan book you are missing out on something great. While being punished by his father Zeus, Apollo is banished to earth in the form of a pimply-faced teenager named Lester. The thing that sticks out to me about this series is our main character is an actual god. Apollo is charismatic and humorous, and he’s not shy about telling you all the other things that make him wonderful. It’s because of this that I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

Gwendy’s Button Box

by Stephen King


(Release: May 28, 2017)

The King of Horror takes us back to Castle Rock, Maine, with this novella about twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson. After reading the blurb about this book I’m left asking myself…What happened to cause Gwendy to have nightmares about the stranger in the small neat black hat? I’m sure after purchasing this book I’ll have to lend it to my dad, he’s a bigger SK fan then I am, I mean where do you think I got it from?

16th Seduction

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


(Release: May 1, 2017)

I started reading the Women’s Murder Club series about 4 or 5 years ago on the suggestion of my mother, who is a diehard fan. I fell in love with Detective Lindsey Boxer, reporter Cindy Thomas, medical examiner Clare Washburn, and defense attorney Yuki Castellano. I mean seriously who doesn’t love strong female characters?

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction

by Diana Gabaldon

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(Release: June 27, 2017)

Ok, so I’ve been reading Outlander and I can’t be the only person in love with Jamie? I want this book to add to my collection, and I shall have it. According to reports this will be a book of short stories and include two new novellas. If the previous Outlander books are anything to go by, this is going to be an epic addition to anyone’s bookshelf.

House of Names: A Novel

by Colm Toibin

House of Names

(Release: May 9, 2017)

I’ve already touched on this release in my last post but it bears repeating. After reading Brooklyn I knew I would read whatever this author wrote. It’s safe to say I’m waiting with bated breath. T-minus 22 days and counting….

Let me know of any books you’re looking forward to this summer, one can never have too many books to read by the pool or at the beach. Till next time friends…


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