New Hot Summer Titles Available at Your Library

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Summer is prime “beach read” season; it is also a time when publishers release some of their biggest titles of the year.

The shelves at Fauquier County Public Library are bursting with new romances, historical fiction and suspenseful reads.  If you prefer a glimpse into the past or a story about friendships and family, we have plenty of those too.  Read on for some of the newest hot summer titles to fill your summer reading needs.

Romance, Friendship and Sisterhood

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner: Any new title from bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is guaranteed to have readers clamoring for their copy. This follows two sisters from the 1950s to present day America as they encounter the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and the women’s liberation movement in different ways.

The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown: With summer being the height of wedding season, bridal-themed romances are quite popular. This story of an owner of a plus-sized bridal boutique who encounters a former crush is already quite popular with local library patrons.

Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank: Stories set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina are always popular, especially when they are written by Dorothea Benton Frank. Frank returns to Sullivan’s Island with this story of two very different sisters dealing with newfound romance, the end of a marriage, and bees.


American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson: As an African-American woman FBI agent during the height of the Cold War, Marie Mitchell certainly has big and small challenges in her career, which are only heightened when she becomes involved in a coup to overthrow the president of Burkina Faso. Perfect for fans of historical thrillers!

Backlash by Brad Thor: Although this won’t be out until late June, the holds list is already growing for Thor’s latest blockbuster featuring popular character Scott Harvath, as he seeks revenge for a devastating betrayal.

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver:Deaver’s series launch about a “reward seeker” and missing persons locator who finds himself in the underbelly of the video game industry is sure to enthrall those who enjoy thrillers with a technological bent.

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz: Detective Daniel Hawthorne, along with sidekick Anthony, returns as he investigates the murder of a famous celebrity divorce lawyer, as he realizes that his own secrets will eventually be discovered.

Historical Fiction

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: The Eat, Pray, Love bestselling author returns with a young woman’s coming-of-age story set in the theater world of 1940s New York.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini: Inspired by actual events, this story of anti-Hitler German citizens is the latest historical saga from the author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand: Set in Nantucket during the summer of 1969, this chronicles both national upheavals and family dramas during a momentous time in American history.

For more summer reads, stop by the “New Books” section at your local Fauquier County library, or ask library staff for recommendations.

Jennifer Schultz-Angoli
Collection Services Development Manager



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